Vehicle flies through the air before crashing
by James Matthews
A dramatic car wreck last week saw a vehicle go airborne, nearly a dozen vehicles damaged and
sent two individuals to the hospital. All because they wanted nachos.
The wreck occurred around noon on Wednesday (August 12), when Woodfin Police Officers witnessed a car going well over 50 miles per hour on Weaverville Road.
“The vehicle was observed traveling south on Weaverville Road at a high rate of speed,” said Woodfin Police Lieutenant Mike Dykes. “There were officers sitting at 110 Weaverville Road, there at the Hot Spot, and observed it go by.”
With a posted speed limit of 35, Woodfin Detective David Plyer prepared to give chase, but it ended before it began.
“By the time the officer [Plyler] pulled out to give pursuit, he had already lost sight of the vehicle, that’s because the vehicle had veered to the right into the parking lot of the Harbor Oaks shopping plaza.”
At this point, things got chaotic. “After the vehicle went through the parking lot of the plaza, it struck a curb which separates the plaza from Red’s Service station. The vehicle became airborne and struck the base of a sign there at Red’s and impacted, that big Chevy Suburban and also impacted another vehicle,” a Honda sedan.
For the rest of the story, pick up a copy of the Weaverville Tribune.