From the article:
“Ketchem reportedly failed to move over from one of the closed lanes. His semi struck the rear of an INDOT dump truck which struck a trailer being pulled by a pickup truck.”
1st, RoadQuake 2 Temporary Portable Rumble Strips alert drivers to changing road conditions. Especially lane closures.
2nd, check out the pictures that accompany the article: the semi driver hit a DOT dump truck with a directional arrow board. Boy Howdy.none
The full article, “Construction Worker Struck on Toronto’s Hwy 427″, is here:
A section of Highway 427 has been closed after a construction worker was struck by traffic in the city’s west end, Friday morning.
Ontario Provincial Police said a 39-year-old male was struck on Highway 427 near Dundas Street West, shortly before 6 a.m.
Toronto EMS said the construction worker was transported to a local hospital with a serious leg injury.
The northbound collector’s lanes of Highway 247 have been closed while the scene is cleared. All traffic is being rerouted onto Dundas Street.
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.
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.”
This fatality occurred less than 30 minutes south of our offices.
From the article:
“”When he looked back up he went off the right side of the road and he struck the worker, pushing him into the Kokosing truck and then he flew thirty, forty additional feet. Where he came to rest, he was dead,” said Chief Richard Mannarino of the Brecksville Police.”
Read the article and watch the video here. Our condolences to the Costlow family.none
We blogged about this back on the 31st. Scroll down! Or, click here: “Welcome to ‘Crawlumbus’”.
From the article today:
“Crashes in the I-71/670 construction zone have increased nearly five-fold since the first ramps closed in late September…Crews have gone out twice in recent weeks to install additional signs and electronic message boards, and in coming weeks the speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph…”
Can they hear us in Columbus? Maybe if we shout…
…(3 cheers for) ROADQUAKE! ROADQUAKE! ROADQUAKE!none
From the article:
“With help from a $180,000 federal grant, additional traffic patrols will be enforcing the reduced speed limits.”
“Last year, 40 police officers were injured at highway work zones. Twenty-seven have been injured so far this year…”
May we recommend a traffic safety countermeasure device that would supplement this program, and perhaps prove less costly and safer?
Why, it’s our RoadQuake Temporary Rumble Strip, of course. RoadQuake alerts drivers to changing road conditions, especially distracted drivers.
From the article:
“The Ohio Department of Transportation has set up hot lines, websites and social-media accounts to keep people updated on lane closings. But officials warn up front that getting around won’t always be easy.
“There’s just too much going on in too small a space,” ODOT project manager Brad Jones told Downtown business representatives recently.”