Illinois Highway Worker Injured by Debris from Auto Accident
Posted on March 6th, 2009 by Zane Cagle
An Illinois couple filed suit in a St. Clair County court Feb. 26 seeking more than $700,000 for injuries that the husband sustained by a flying piece of debris from an auto accident while working on a road construction zone in Belleville.
The debris was the result of an accident where a driver crashed through a barricade while trying to change lanes. The debris went flying and struck the worker, causing him to suffer severe and permanent head and leg injuries.
Investigation proved that the driver was driving in excess of 35 miles in the construction zone and failed to slow down to the posted speed limit when workers were present. Furthermore, he failed to keep a proper lookout for hazards and maintain control of his vehicle, which resulted in him hitting the barricade.
According to the suit, the worker claims the accident caused, “mental anguish, incurred medical bills, lost income,” and the inability to attend to ordinary affairs of life. His wife also claims a loss of consortium and society.
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