From KAKE, Sunday, August 5, 2012
The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating a fatality accident between a car and a man who was working road construction.
The accident happened just after 6 a.m. Sunday morning in Topeka on Interstate 470. Investigators say the 41-year-old driver struck a worker who was standing on the side of the road.
The victim died at the scene. He has been identified as Curtis Harlan, 22, of Arma. Officials say he was a contract worker with KNAPP Construction. The driver and two passengers in the car suffered minor injuries.
It took emergency crews more than five hours to clear the scene. The highway has been reopened to traffic but one lane remains closed for pavement repairs.
Kimberly Qualls of Kansas Department of Transportation reminds drivers to be extra cautious in construction zones for the safety of those working on the roads.
“Drivers, the heat is on and our crews are out working hard to improve our highways. Please give our workers plenty of room, be patient, focus on the road and take it slow through the construction work zones,” said Qualls.
“Some 79 percent of pedestrian fatalities occurred at non-intersections, up from 75 percent in 2009.”
At least they warn pedestrians…those who can see, that is.
A construction zone accident on State Road 85 south of Katherine Street in Okaloosa County moments before midnight Tuesday night left one man dead and another in critical condition.
The Florida Highway Patrol says construction worker Frank Thomas Donson, 56, of Pensacola was struck by a pick up truck that drifted into the construction area. After he was struck troopers say Donson was propelled into a nearby road construction steel roller machine. He died at the scene.
The Driver of the car 35 year old Michael David Stull of Ft Walton Beach was critically injured when he crashed his pick up truck into the steel roller after hitting the pedestrian.
Troopers say charges are pending against Stull. The probe into the crash is continuing.
“…click through these images as a warning, and remember the next time you feel tempted…”
I think I’ve seen that clown.
#9 is risque, and probably NSFW. (Not Safe for Family or Work–the 1st time we’ve ever used that warning.)
From the article:
“There were plenty of signs warning motorists approaching the area that crews were working on the road…”
From the article:
“KDOT statistics show total accidents reported in construction zones across the state has risen the past three years. Correspondingly, the number of people killed the past three years also has risen. The number of injured people has fluctuated.”
The American Traffic Safety Services Foundation promotes “roadway safety through charitable giving and public awareness programs.”
PSS is a member of the American Traffic Saftey Services Association (ATSSA), of which ATSS Foundation is part. Tim Cox, our National Sales Manager, recently served as ATSS Foundation President.
ATSSF will hold the shooting event on February 22, right before the annual ATSSA Traffic Conference and Expo.
From the press release:
“The new event offers participants and sponsors alternative fundraising or sponsorship opportunities versus those available during the traditional golf tournament,” said ATSS Foundation President Sue Reiss. “Most importantly, we will be raising funds that directly assist those children who have lost a loved one in a work zone accident.”
From the article:
UT officials are also preparing for the large crowds expected during football season.
“It’s something we’re going to have to adapt [to] as we go through the season. I think we have a good plan in place,” Maples said. “It’s a very congested area, but we will pull back the construction fence on game days, seven Saturdays, to expand for traffic and pedestrians.”