A man who was putting reflective markers on the President George Bush Turnpike in Grand Prairie was killed August 5 when he was struck by a motorist. The car accident occurred when the driver of a vehicle hit a trailer on which the man was riding.
The trailer on which the deceased construction worker was riding was part of a convoy of trucks preparing the Lower Tarrant Road on-ramp for work. The convoy consisted of a larger truck carrying a sign flashing a blinking arrow and a pickup truck. Both vehicles were on the shoulder of the road traveling at a very slow rate of speed. A Chevrolet Impala driven by a 24-year-old man was able to get around the first truck, but then hit the trailer of the pickup. The construction worker was instantly killed.
Grand Prairie police later arrested the driver responsible for the car accident because he left the scene without rendering aid. He faces felony charges as a result.
Highway work zones are extremely dangerous as vehicles constantly travel at high speeds, narrowly avoiding workers. If you have suffered an injury, either due to a car accident or any other reason, you could be looking at an extensive period of time missed from work as well as substantial medical expenses. It is imperative that you get the help of an attorney as soon as you can in order to protect your rights.
At the Todd R. Durham Law Firm, we have a great deal of experience representing people who have suffered devastating work injuries. We pursue all possible financial avenues in an effort to make injury victims and their families whole. We’ve been involved in cases such as workers’ compensation, wrongful death and many others. In many instances, we have been able to prove the negligence and recklessness of other parties, and helped our clients obtain the compensation they deserved as a result.
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