On Monday, there was an injury crash involving three vehicles near Sylva. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on U.S. 441 near Glenn Cabe Road. Very few details about the wreck have been released, but initial reports indicate that the driver of blue Mercury Sable was traveling recklessly in the southbound lane. The car cut between two vehicles, and the driver lost control of the car. The car then ran off the road and into the northbound lane. It clipped a northbound semi-truck and hit a BMW. The Sable overturned during the crash.
Multiple People Injured in Crash Near Sylva
First responders rushed to the scene, where the driver of the Sable had to be airlifted to Mission Hospital for treatment of injuries. Occupants inside of the BMW had to be extricated from the wreckage. They were then transported to Harris Regional Hospital. Both directions of the roadway had to be closed as crews and first responders worked the scene. There has been no word on anybody’s current condition, and this wreck is likely still under investigation with local law enforcement officials.
U.S. Car Crashes by The Numbers
- In 2016, there were an estimated 7,277,000 police-reported crashes in the U.S.
- Approximately 3,144,000 people were injured in those crashes.
- There were 37,461 people killed in crashes in the U.S. in 2016.
- On average, 102 people died each day in crashes in 2016.
- In 2017, there were 37,133 people killed in crashes in the U.S.
After a Car Accident in Asheville
Car accidents caused by dangerous, reckless and negligent driving can leave people in the hospital and out of work, or worse. After any type of car accident caused by a dangerous driver, it’s important to speak with a Personal Injury lawyer about your case. You may be entitled to compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and other injury expenses.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident in Asheville or in any of the nearby Western North Carolina communities, contact the skilled and proven team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 828.303.2842 for a free case consultation today.