Most people realize that construction workers have a generally dangerous job, especially those who work on the highway. In a sadly ironic event, a motor vehicle accident occurred today during Work Zone Awareness Week in which three highway workers were struck by a vehicle on Interstate 80 in Tobyhanna Township.
The accident happened this afternoon in the westbound lanes of I-80. While the specific details of the crash are currently under investigation, it is believed that a vehicle was speeding through a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation construction work zone. The car that sped through the work zone apparently crashed and unfortunately slammed into three workers. Construction Accidents can be detrimental under any circumstances but are always severe when a vehicle is involved.
Ronald Young, spokesman for Pennsylvania DOT said that two workers were taken by road to a medical facility, while one worker had to be flown to the hospital for his injuries. Catastrophic injuries are not a surprising result of such an accident, although the exact details of the accident and degree of injuries have not yet been made available.
At Edelstein, Martin & Nelson, we appreciate the value of hard work and all those who get it done. Accidents like these serve to remind us all to take extra precautions when driving through any kind of work zone, and the injurious outcomes of negligent driving. If you have been injured in any kind of accident because of someone else’s negligent behavior, please call 888-208-1810 to discuss your case today.