April 22, 2013
Two highway workers were killed last week as a result of an Arkansas Car Accident in a construction zone. The crash occurred during a week that had been designated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as “Construction Zone Safety Awareness Week”.
A story from ABC 8 News explained the collision happened Tuesday night, in the southbound lanes of Crittenden County’s I-55. A motorist was traveling along the highway when he mistakenly crossed into lanes where a construction work zone had been set up. The car continued along after striking two workers and finally came to rest after colliding with an asphalt truck.
The two workers were taken to the hospitably rescue crews, but both men died a short time later.
While investigators continue to examine the events that led up to the crash, officials remind motorists to be aware of the increasing number of construction zones. They say that as weather continues to warm, the number of projects the state will be performing will rise.
This means it is vital that motorists eliminate all distractions when driving. A spokesman for the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Brad Smithee, explained how an “observant” motorist, rather than a distracted driver, is less likely to be involved in an accident.
The Little Rock Personal Injury Attorneys with Rainwater, Holt & Sexton encourage motorists to stay safe by not using handheld electronic devices while driving.