Three IDOT Workers Killed in Two Accidents

By June 12, 2008Traffic Safety

In Illinois, Two separate accidents left three Illinois Department of Transportation workers dead and one severely injured.
According to the Associated Press, two contract workers died on the morning of June 11 while painting a bridge in a Chicago suburb. The two men were severely burned after their truck came in contact with a high-voltage power line. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
That same afternoon, two IDOT workers were struck by a motorist while they were picking up barricades along Interstate 57 at a construction site on Chicago’s far South Side. The workers were taken to the hospital where one later died. The motorist tried to flee the accident scene on foot but was caught.
According to IDOT, there are approximately 7,000 work zone accidents in Illinois every year resulting in 2,600 injuries and 33 deaths. Two of those deaths involve IDOT workers.
The lawyers of Carey, Danis & Lowe are experienced in helping people who have been hurt as a result of the negligence of another. We will seek compensation for past and future medical expenses, past and future wages, pain and suffering, disability and other damages. We also represent family members in wrongful death cases.
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