Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes ofwebsite accessibility3 construction workers sent to hospital following semi crash | KVII
Close Alert

3 construction workers sent to hospital following semi crash

semi crash.PNG
semi crash.PNG
Facebook Share IconTwitter Share IconEmail Share Icon
Comment bubble

The three people who were sent to the hospital yesterday after a semi truck overturned on I-40 were construction workers, according to the Texas Department of Public Transportation.

TxDOT said the three people were employees of a contractor working on behalf of TxDOT. They were struck by a semi truck that failed to heed work zone construction signs on I-40 westbound at Adkisson Road.

The three workers received non-life-threatening injuries from the crash.

TxDOT said this incident serves as a reminder to drivers to slow down in work zones as several road construction and maintenance projects continue throughout the Amarillo area.

Comment bubble

According to TxDOT, roadway work zones are hazardous for workers and motorists. They ask drivers to keep the following tips in mind when driving through work zones:

  • Slow down and always follow posted work zone speed limits. Speeding is one of the major causes of work zone crashes. Remember, traffic fines double in work zones when workers are present; fines can cost up to $2,000.
  • Pay attention. Workers and heavy equipment may only be a few feet from passing vehicles.
  • Don't tailgate.
  • Stay alert and minimize distractions such as cell phones.
  • Obey road crew flaggers.
  • Expect the unexpected. Delays from highway construction can be frustrating, but it only takes a few extra minutes to slow down for a work zone.
  • Plan ahead. Leave a few minutes early when traveling through a work zone in order to reach your destination on time.
Loading ...