Senseless Construction Zone Accidents
Tragedy struck in University Heights when two members of a road construction crew were hit by a driver who fled the scene. The accident occurred on South Green Road around 3am, where a construction zone was in the process of being set up. Both workers wound up in critical condition, although thankfully the driver was caught near SOM Center Road when he crashed his car.
This accident should never have happened. Both of those workers – a 54-year-old man from Rocky River and a 46-year-old man from Elyria suffered serious injuries because one driver was careless or drunk while in a construction zone. Their lives have been seriously affected by his actions. They are missing work, will face large medical bills, and potentially suffer from physical hardships that could last for years. In short, their quality of life will never be the same.
Construction Zone Accidents Can Be Avoided
We hear these stories seemingly every day, simply because many drivers don’t slow down for construction zones. They ignore the orange signs, veer around the cones and barrels in ways that they shouldn’t, and don’t pay any attention to the lowered speed limit warnings. As a result, accidents like this happen. And remember – even if the construction zone is still being set up, as it was in this case, you still need to slow down and drive with caution.
The cardinal rules when driving in and near construction zones remain the same. You need to pay attention to the signs. Follow the cones, barrels, and arrows, and give the workers plenty of space. Move over as soon as possible. On top of this, you also need to slow down to an appropriate speed and be aware of the road. Don’t assume that the workers are watching out for oncoming traffic because they aren’t – they are focused on their work. You need to keep an eye on them.
If you’ve been the victim of a construction zone accident, or any traffic accident caused by a careless or drunk driver, contact me. I’ll come and meet with you if you’re unable to make it to my office for any reason. My job is to obtain fair compensation for your pain and suffering, especially if you know that things will never the same, you’re facing large medical bills, and your family has been affected as well.
You shouldn’t have to needlessly suffer because a driver wasn’t paying proper attention in a construction zone. Contact me and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
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