Georgia Construction Crews Performing Road Work Are at a Greater Risk of Being Hit By a Drunk Driver.
No matter how many police or other public safety officials might be warning drivers to slow down and be extra cautious of construction men and women working on road construction, this blatant and obvious warning does not “sink-in” with Gwinnett County drunk drivers. When someone is driving on the public roadways in New Hope, one should always be cautious when driving; when driving anywhere near construction, drivers must be extra-cautious. Unfortunately, Gwinnett County drunk drivers far too often create DUI accidents and construction workers are the victims.
Drunk drivers are very selfish because along with putting themselves at risk when they create a DUI accident at a construction scene, they put many innocent people in harm’s way:
- Construction workers
- Public safety officers
- Other passenger and commercial vehicle operators and their passengers
Here are some sobering national statistics related to work zone accidents, including DUI accidents:
- Highway work zones are very dangerous as they kill as few as 4,700 Americans per year and a total of over 200,000 in the last five years
- The vast majority of people killed in construction work zones are motorists, not the workers
- There are 40,000 annual work zone injuries
Based on the statistics, both workers and innocent motorists suffer the majority of physical and emotional accidents including:
Physical injuries include:
- Fractured bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Internal organ damage
- Burns from the asphalt
Emotional injuries include:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Fear of driving/working on the road
Unfortunately, some drunk drivers fail to heed the warnings in the media and on the road when it comes to construction zone workers. If you have experienced a Georgia DUI accident while working on a construction scene, the Law Offices of Shane Smith will protect your legal rights from a Gwinnett DUI accident. Your New Hope DUI accident lawyer will be able to determine what damages you suffered, how to obtain results as soon as possible and how to get your life back on track. Call our offices at (888) 927-6955 to schedule your free consultation today!