INDOT Worker Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle In Construction Zone

by Staff | July 25th, 2012

July 25, 2012

An Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) worker was injured when he was struck by a vehicle this past week. According to FOX 59 News, the accident happened at 12:53 a.m. Thursday at a construction site in the westbound lanes of I-70.

Reports indicate that the Indiana Auto Accident occurred when a blue SUV passing through the construction zone clipped the left arm of the 23-year-old worker, who was helping to repair a section of the highway. The blue SUV then sped away from the scene of the accident after losing the passenger side mirror in the accident.

The worker was taken to a local hospital to receive treatment and is expected to make a full recovery from his injuries. In the meantime, investigators are still searching for the vehicle and driver who caused the accident.

In an effort to prevent any similar accidents from occurring, the Indiana State Police offered several safety tips:

  • Be prepared to slow down or stop when you see orange construction signs
  • Don’t tailgate and always obey speed limits through construction zones
  • Be cautious in changing lanes through construction zones
  • Ensure that everyone in your vehicle is properly restrained
  • Don’t drive distracted

The Indiana Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would encourage any worker who is injured in an on-the-job motor vehicle accident to contact an experienced attorney to discuss your legal options.

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