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Construction Worker Sustains Injuries in Pedestrian Accident Near Augusta Mall


August 17, 2019

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – According to an online news article published by wrdw.com, a construction worker suffered injuries when he was struck by a vehicle while in a construction work zone.*

A construction worker was struck by a vehicle while on the job in a morning accident near Augusta mall.  Authorities state that the construction worker was in a work zone at the time of the crash.  

The construction worker was treated by Augusta Fire and EMS, and while the man’s current condition is unknown, his injuries are thankfully not believed to be fatal.  An investigation into the accident is ongoing.  As such, details about whether the driver will face criminal charges are unknown.

Work Zone Driving Tips to Reduce the Chances of Being Involved in an Accident

Construction workers risk their lives every day when they place themselves in very close proximity to vehicles that can strike them at any time.  Drivers are unpredictable both on roads and highways, making it difficult for construction workers to avoid being struck and injured or even killed.

Because workers put their lives on the line to ensure drivers have safe and maintained roads and highways, there are typically enhanced penalties for drivers who hit construction workers while in a work zone.  

To help minimize the chances that a driver will hit and injure a construction worker, it is essential to consider safety tips that will promote a safer environment for both construction workers and those in vehicles on roads and highways.  Such tips include, among others, the following:

  • Obey all signs alerting drivers to work zones;
  • Reduce speed when approaching a work zone or construction worker;
  • Obey flaggers;
  • Yield to amber lights in work zones;
  • Adjust lane position to increase the distance between a vehicle and a construction worker (i.e., change lanes if possible); and 
  • Yield to mobile work vehicles.

Most fatalities resulting from work zone accidents happen to drivers and passengers, not construction workers.  As such, following work zone safety tips benefits those on the road and highway as much as such tips benefit construction workers.

Accident News is a driver safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.

Source:https://www.wrdw.com/content/news/Pedestrian-hit-by-car-on-Wrightsboro-Road-541880881.html and http://www.eregulations.com/georgia/driver/highway-work-zones/

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Category: Accident News

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