Highway Workers Killed by Motorist

by Monty Yolles on January 23, 2013

On Wednesday, two Maryland highway contract workers were killed when struck by an out of control driver.  Witnesses indicated the driver swerved sharply just before his vehicle hit the workers.  Our hearts go out to the families of Victor Jackson and Luis Tadeo.

Every year in Maryland, construction area accidents claim the lives of 15 pedestrians on average.  The saddest part is that the accidents could have been prevented.  As a rule, Maryland roadway construction projects are well marked with warning signs, flashing lights, orange and white barrels, and frequently the flashing blue lights of police cars on standby.

Nationally, over 43,000 people are injured each year in work zone related accidents. Distracted driving is a common cause, along with drivers who simply ignore construction area warnings.  If you see signs warning of an upcoming construction zone, slow down and be aware that construction workers may be present. They are depending on you to heed the posted warnings and to give them room to do their jobs safely.

If you have been the victim of a work zone accident, or know someone who has, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to evaluate your case and help you choose the right course of action.

At The Yolles Legal Group, we specialize in restoring people’s lives.  We will fight for your rights and seek monetary damages if you were injured due to another person or company’s negligence.  Monty Yolles, founder of THE YOLLES LEGAL GROUP, is an experienced Marylandpersonal injury attorney who can review your case and help you navigate the legal system on your road to recovery.  Call Monty Yolles today at (301)670-0443 to discuss your case, or send an email inquiry to monty@yolleslaw.com.

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