A construction worker employed by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) lost his life recently when he was hit by an SUV while working on a construction site on I-94 near St. Clair Shores, according to a recent news report from WNEM.
The worker, a 26-year-old Standish resident, was working with a crew on the construction project, which was expected to last only a couple of days, when he was hit head-on by an SUV. Witnesses say that the SUV tried to stop to avoid hitting the construction worker, but that a pickup truck following behind it rear-ended the SUV, pushing it into the young man.
Rescue crews rushed the 26-year-old to a nearby hospital, but he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving due to the severity of his injuries. The driver of the SUV was trapped in the vehicle by the force of the crash and had to be extracted by rescue workers. That driver is expected to make a full recovery. The driver of the truck was not injured.
On-the-job motor vehicle injuries affect hundreds of Michigan workers each year. Those who drive for a living and those who work in road construction sites have the highest risk of an accident, but anyone operating a motor vehicle or working near a roadway or parking lot may be at risk for a Michigan car crash.
If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident of any kind, please don’t hesitate to call the practiced Michigan personal injury lawyers at Lipton Law. We’ve helped many Michigan workers and their families seek compensation after an injury, and we may be able to help you protect your legal rights as well. Call us today at (248) 557-1688 for a free and confidential consultation.