According to the Florida Department of Transportation, the state had the second-highest number of fatal traffic accidents in work zones in 2016. Workers were present in 35% of those fatal crashes and 44% of the crashes that resulted in serious injuries. To combat the number of crashes that occur in work zones, the agency concentrates its efforts on two primary areas: enforcement and communication. Enforcement deals with enforcing the traffic laws that govern work zones. Communication efforts include making commuters aware of work zones ahead of time so that they are prepared to make the necessary adjustments such as reducing speed and changing lanes or mapping alternate routes.
NBC Miami reports that a crash on Interstate 95 has left one construction worker dead. The incident happened at around 2:15 a.m. on Sunday along the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Northwest 69th Street. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a black SUV hit a white Toyota sedan. The impact sent the SUV traveling into the area of the road closure. It was there that the vehicle collided with an adult male construction worker.
After colliding with the worker, the SUV then hit some construction equipment and a truck. The victim was rushed to Ryder Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead a time later.
The driver of the SUV was only identified as an adult male. The accident is still under investigation.
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