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Construction Accident - Hit-and-Run Accident Ends in Death of Construction Worker

Throughout the career of an experienced Detroit personal injury lawyer, it is common to represent a number of construction worker’s who have been injured while on the job. A construction site is dangerous enough, let alone with the added danger of on coming motorists. Some of the most disheartening of these accidents, are those that are caused by motorists, particularly hit-and-run drivers. The circumstances are similar in a recent construction site accident, involving a hit-and-run motorist who fled the scene by foot after fatally striking a worker.

Law enforcement officials are currently investigating why the driver of a 1993 Mercury Cougar drove through a clearly marked construction zone on March 16th. Not only were construction barrels in place denoting the area, but many signs and message boards were placed along the roadway. At approximately 1:30 a.m., the motorist sped through the closed lanes on the highway and crashed into the construction worker, Christopher Jenkins, 45. Upon impact, went straight thru the windshield hitting the driver of the Mercury vehicle. As a result of the construction site accident, Jenkins died on the scene.

Immediately following the gruesome accident, Jenkin’s coworkers attempted to prevent the motorist from leaving the scene by standing in front of his vehicle. The at-fault driver proceeded to flee on foot, weaving through construction barrels to escape. Fortunately, state police are confident that they have the identity of the motorist, and encourage anyone who has any information to contact law enforcement officials immediately.

As seen by the example of Christopher Jenkins, construction site accidents can be devastating and result in severe personal injury or death. Because of the traumatic nature of these accidents, injured persons and their families will undoubtedly have many lingering questions. For answers, as well as the best legal advice and legal representation, it is important to contact a hard-working Detroit construction accident lawyerimmediately. Doing so can help ensure the most successful outcome for your personal injury claim.