It’s a sad irony that we’re spending this month recognizing the importance of work zone safety when we had a close call this past week that could have turned deadly.
Several members of our maintenance crew were alternating traffic on SR 7 near Morton to patch potholes when a fully-loaded log truck blew through the temporary stop signal and crashed into one of our vehicles in the work zone. The pickup truck that was struck was displaying one of our reader boards about the lane closure, and was parked as an additional barrier between traffic and the workers.
|Fortunately, our crew members escaped this crash in an SR 7 work zone without any serious injuries.|
This is why it’s so important that we continue to push the message about work zone safety. We see far too many of these situations throughout the year. While we do what we can to create as safe a work zone as possible, we need help from the traveling public to ensure everyone goes home at the end of the day.
|This fully-loaded log truck went through our temporary stop signal and crashed|
into one of our vehicles in an SR 7 work zone near Morton.