On Sunday night, at least four people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Yancey County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Highway 80 near Micaville, at about 7:45 p.m. Very few details about the crash have been released, but initial reports indicate that a green pickup truck went left of center and collided with an oncoming Pontiac Aztec SUV. Two people were transported to Mission Hospital by ambulance. One person was airlifted to Johnson City Hospital, and another person was airlifted to Mission hospital for treatment of injuries.
Two-Vehicle Wreck Near Micaville
No information has been released on why the pickup truck driver travelled left of center or if it could have been a case of distracted or impaired driving. At this time, there has been no word on the extent of injuries involved, anybody’s condition or whether or not any charges or citations have been made. This crash is likely still under investigation with local law enforcement authorities.
Traffic Crash Statistics
- In 2014, there were 29,989 fatal crashes nationwide.
- 32,675 people were killed in traffic crashes across the country in 2014.
- In 2014, an estimated 2,338,000 people were injured in crashes.
- 6,405 people were injured everyday in crashes across the nation in 2014.
- There were 27 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities each day in 2014.
- 1,284 people were killed in traffic crashes in North Carolina in 2014.
Asheville Car Accident Lawyer
Car accidents can leave victims out of work and in the hospital for an extended period of time. There’s no telling how long it will take to get back on your feet, so it’s a good idea to speak with a car accident lawyer after your injury. An experienced personal injury attorney can be your advocate after a car accident and help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries, lost wages, property damage and pain and suffering. After any kind of car accident caused by the dangerous, negligent or distracted behavior of another driver, it’s essential to talk to a car accident lawyer about your injury claim and possible lawsuit.
The team at Davis Law Group, P.A. wishes everybody involved in the Yancey County wreck full and swift recoveries from their injuries.