The 3 main causes of accidents in work zones are: failure to maintain distance, making abrupt lane changes, and speeding. The first 2 were the causes of this accident.
RoadQuake temporary portable rumble strips alert drivers to changing road conditions. They might have alerted these drivers to watch for abrupt lane changes and to maintain their distance. We’re not sure what can prevent the insidious behavior of the driver of the maroon car. Jail time, maybe.
From the article:
“Troopers said a maroon passenger car cut off a 1999 Ford Taurus in the merge lane. The Taurus’ driver honked the car’s horn three times, troopers said, which prompted the maroon car’s driver to slam on the vehicle’s brakes. That car then reversed and struck the Taurus, troopers said.”
From the article, “Tofield Man badly Hurt in Construction Zone Crash“:
“Henry said there have been three recent collisions in the same spot, all of the same nature, where people don’t notice traffic slowing down and rear-end the vehicle in front of them.”
The story just gets uglier.
New information: the victim was pregnant, and it was her 1st day on the job. According to the article, the driver that killed her “was trying to pass a long line of other vehicles beside the work site.”
We manufacture a product that might have saved the young woman’s life, RoadQuake Temporary Portable Rumble Strip. We will of course never know.
We do know one thing: no one should die in a construction zone, especially an 18 year old, pregnant women on her 1st day on the job.none
The full article:
Charges are pending against a driver after the construction-zone death of an 18-year-old woman from New Brunswick who was working as a flag holder for a construction company in Saskatchewan.
According to RCMP, the Weyburn detachment received a 911 call Friday around 5:30 p.m. after the woman – on duty at the time – was struck by a northbound SUV on Highway 39, approximately eight kilometers north of the community of Midale.
Weyburn RCMP, plus local emergency services and fire departments, responded to the scene. The victim, identified by RCMP as Ashley Dawn Richards, of Lakeside, New Brunswick, was taken to Weyburn Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
The speed limit in the construction zone was 60 km/h.
A 44-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken into custody before being released the next day. Formal charges had not been laid by Monday morning but RCMP says they are pending.
“[T]hree vehicles were stopped in a construction zone approximately four miles east of town when a semi-truck driver failed to notice the stopped vehicles and rear-ended the last vehicle in line, which caused a domino effect.”
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From the CourierPostOnline.com:
“A Monmouth County man was killed Wednesday morning and his wife seriously injured after the couple’s SUV slammed into a parked construction vehicle on the New Jersey Turnpike near Exit 4.
According to state police, Robert Johnston, 73, of Navesink, died at the scene of the accident in the northbound lanes just past milemarker 31 in Cherry Hill. His wife, Mary, was taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden.
Her age and condition were not available.
The left shoulder of the roadway was closed off as workers were performing construction along the highway, police said. Around 11:50 a.m., Johnston’s Chevrolet Traverse drifted onto the shoulder, striking a flatbed truck full of signs and other equipment.
Part of the roadway was closed for four hours as police investigated the crash, which left the driver’s side of the SUV wedged underneath the truck.”
Our condolences to the Johnston family.
From WKRC Cincinnati:
“A Kentucky construction worker is flown to the hospital early Wednesday morning after he was struck by a vehicle while putting out barrels on a highway.
A Kenton County Sheriff’s Deputy followed behind workers as they put out barrels along southbound I-75 between Kyles Lane and Dixie Highway in Fort Wright. But a car decided to pass the deputy’s cruiser and ended up hitting a man. The driver told deputies he didn’t realize the workers were in front of the cruiser.
The worker was flown by Air Care to University Hospital. There is no update on his injuries and his name has not yet been released. So far, no charges have been filed against the driver who struck him.”