On Monday afternoon, there was an injury wreck in Transylvania County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened at the intersection of Cathy Creeks Road and U.S. 64, sometime before 5:00 p.m. Very little information has been released about this crash, but we do know that one person had to be airlifted from the scene. Initial reports indicate that a car pulled out in front of a pickup truck. A passenger was reportedly thrown from the vehicle, and that person was airlifted to Mission Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
No information has been released on the injured person’s current condition or on the full extent of injuries. Additionally, there has been no word on whether or not everybody was buckled up at the time of the crash. This incident is likely still under investigation with local law enforcement officials.
NHTSA on Seat Belt Safety
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that seat belts saved 14,955 lives in 2017. While seat belt use has been steadily on the rise, there is still work to be done in raising awareness about the importance of buckling up. Each year, the NHTSA publicizes their Click it or Ticket and Buckle Up. Every Trip. Every Time. campaigns to help get the word out about how critically important it is to buckle up.
Wearing a seat belt is the single most effective way to protect yourself in the event of a crash. Buckling up can reduce the risk of a fatal injury by 45 percent. It doesn’t matter whether you’re traveling across town or across the country, buckle up for every trip, every time.
Car Accidents in Asheville
After any kind of car accident involving a dangerous or distracted driver, it’s a good idea to speak with a Personal Injury lawyer about your case. You may be entitled to compensation to cover medical bills and other expenses associated with your injuries.
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 Personal Injury team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 828-303-2842 for a free case consultation today.