Richard W. Moser, a Maryland State Highway worker, died on Wednesday after being struck by a white pick-up truck on U.S. 340 eastbound close to I-70.
Maryland State Police say that Moser was working on the side of a bridge that morning when Brian McCully drove his pick-up truck onto the shoulder of the road and struck Moser.
Moser landed in a ditch after being thrown over a guardrail. He was pronounced dead at the accident scene. McCully sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
Two SHA signs had been placed by the road to warn drivers that workers were in the area. Moser and two other workers had been wearing fluorescent green shirts, which are mandatory for SHA employees when doing roadwork.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 844 workers died while working at a roadside construction site from 1995 to 2002. Over 50% of these fatalities can be attributed to a worker being hit by a motor vehicle or mobile equipment.
Losing a loved one is traumatic enough without doing so accidentally because of another person’s negligence. If someone you love dies after being struck by a car, truck, or motorcycle while working at a roadside construction site, it is important to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney right away.
Your lawyer can determine if the driver was at fault, whether supervisors followed safety regulations, if a defect in the manufacturing of the vehicle caused the deadly collision, or if there were other causes for the wrongful death that can be blamed on a liable party.
To speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer, contact Lebowitz and Mzhen today. Ask to speak with Jack Lebowitz or Vadim Mzhen for your free consultation.
Police identify highway worker, driver in fatal collision, Frederick Newspost.com, June 26, 2007
Related Web Resource:
Notification of the Work Zone Safety and Mobility Final Rule, Federal Highway Administration