Last week, three people were injured in a crash on U.S. 64 in Transylvania County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened near the Henderson County line. There were two vehicles involved, and one of them was a Penske truck. There were two teens from West Henderson High School in one of the vehicles. They were injured, and so was the driver of the Penske truck. First responders from Transylvania and Henderson Counties rushed to the scene, where the roadway had to be closed for a couple of hours.

Penske Truck Crash Near Henderson County

Very few details have been released about this two-vehicle crash, but we do know that it happened at about 7:00 a.m. on Friday morning. The teens were in a Chevrolet SUV that reportedly pulled onto Highway 64 when their vehicle was struck by the Penske truck. One of the teens was trapped in the wreckage, and he had to be extricated by crews. He was airlifted to Mission Hospital for treatment of injuries. There has been no word on anybody’s current condition, and the cause of this crash is likely still under investigation with local law enforcement officials.

U.S. Car Crash Statistics

In 2016, there were an estimated 7,277,000 police-reported crashes in the U.S.

37,461 people were killed in crashes in 2016.

In 2016, an estimated 3,144,000 people were injured in U.S. car crashes.

On average, 102 people died in wrecks every day in 2016.

In 2016, there were 10,497 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities on U.S. roadways.

On average, one person was killed in an alcohol-impaired driving crash every 51 minutes in 2016.

Asheville Car Accident Lawyer

After any type of car or truck accident, it’s important to speak with a lawyer about your options, especially if another driver’s negligent or dangerous behavior caused the crash. You may be entitled to compensation for the expenses associated with your injuries like lost wages and medical bills.

If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car or truck accident in Asheville or in any of the surrounding Western North Caroline communities, contact the skilled team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 828-303-2842 for a free case consultation today.