Yesterday, a person was killed in a multi-vehicleauto accident in a Travis County construction zone.
This isn’t terribly surprising. Work zones are often the most dangerous part of any roadway — for both passengers and workers. That’s particularly true in Texas. For various reasons, we have a disproportionate number of work zone injuries and fatalities. And almost all of these injuries and fatalities could have been prevented.
I’ve written about the problems before, but motorists have to do a better job of paying attention in construction zones. Obey flaggers and posted speed limits; pay extra attention to other drivers and to construction workers; expect the unexpected; perhaps most importantly, don’t lose your cool during expected delays
Some of my prior posts on the subject are:
- Work Zone Safety — give Your Undivided Attention In Roadway Construction Zones
- New York Times Speaks Out On Work Zone Car Wrecks And Accidents
- Construction Zone Accidents Remain A Problem
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction zone or work zone auto accident, you may contact our firm by calling (512)476-4944 or using the “submit a case” forms throughout this website.