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Road Construction Worker Tragically Dies After Being Struck by a Vehicle


September 18, 2019

ATLANTA, GA – According to online news reports at ajc.com,11alive.com, and wsbtv.com, a construction worker died after being struck by a vehicle while working on a major roadway, per authorities.*

The accident recently occurred in South Fulton on Interstate 285 at Cascade Road in the early morning hours.  Morning construction workers were in the middle of repairing the roadway when the accident happened.  The driver, identified as a 22-year-old female, drove into a closed part of the interstate and slammed into a guardrail.  The woman’s vehicle then traveled along the guardrail and hit into the construction worker.  The vehicle then slammed into a parked construction vehicle.  

The worker was transported to a local hospital, where he later passed away due to the extent of his injuries.  The woman is facing charges of homicide by vehicle and reckless driving for having caused the accident.  Authorities believe that alcohol may be a factor in the deadly accident.

There are no further details on the accident at this time.  The crash remains under investigation by the local police.

According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, fatal work zone accidents have increased from 23 in 2014 to 55 in 2017. In 2018, there were 52 deaths in work zones.  

One of the work zone accidents that occurred this year involved a 28-year-old man who died while working with a construction crew on Tara Boulevard in Clayton County.  That same month, a firefighter became injured when a hydroplaning vehicle struck him as he was exiting his fire truck.

"I think it underscores just the very environment that our firefighters work in on a day-to-day basis," the Atlanta fire chief noted.  The fire fighter’s left leg was traumatically amputated and he sustained serious injuries to his right leg as a result of the impact of the crash.  

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Source:https://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-news/construction-worker-hit-killed-driver-285/uRImSjcmxGODWcJXnpFUsK/ and https://www.11alive.com/article/traffic/construction-worker-killed-work-zone-285/85-5cb18b0a-4602-4929-acae-8d73ea28f108 and https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/construction-worker-hit-killed-by-driver-on-interstate-285/986419279

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