On the morning of Wednesday, May 22nd, Louisiana State Troopers responded to a fatal accident on 1-10 in a road construction zone. The incident occurred around 5:00 am as the victim, a construction worker, was performing his duties in the work zone.
At this time, the driver has not been charged, and investigations are still underway. Although police do not believe the driver was impaired, they obtained a routine toxicity sample for further analysis.
In work zones, it is critical for drivers to exercise the utmost caution. Many motorists fail to pay extra attention to the roads while passing through construction zones, and this can be a fatal mistake.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than 4,400 people have been killed as a result of work zone crashes in the past 5 years. In order to keep safe in these areas, drivers should always stay alert and work to effectively minimize distractions. Distracted drivers may not be prepared to brake suddenly or make a last second lane change necessary to avoid an accident.
It is also important for drivers to remember to stay calm in work zones. If you want to avoid potential delays, leaving early or planning an alternate route ahead of time can both be great ways to ensure a timely arrival to your destination.
Road maintenance crews work tirelessly to maintain Louisiana’s roadways, and the actions of a negligent motorist can put them in serious danger. These situations are especially tragic when families lose loved ones.
If you or someone you know was injured or killed in a car or pedestrian accident, please reach out to us immediately to schedule a consultation. At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, our skilled and dedicated attorneys could work to pursue fair compensation for your losses. Let us hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions and fight for justice on your behalf.