Clear Lake, TX (April 2, 2019) –A utility worker was hit and killed on Galveston Road in the Clear Lake area on Monday night.
The car accident happened around 10:45 p.m. near Galveston Road and Clear Lake City Boulevard. A road crew was raising power lines to make sure an oversize load would fit when traveling on Galveston Road.
According to authorities, it doesn’t appear the road was shut down while the crew was working.
The driver was driving a blue Infinity G35 sedan heading southbound. The driver didn’t see the utility worker standing in the road and struck him. The worker died on the scene.
The driver stayed on the scene and remained cooperative with police. There are no indications of intoxication and charges have not been filed as the investigation is pending.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the leading causes of work zone crashes are speeding and not paying attention. In 2017, work zone crashes killed 199 people and injured over 800. If you see utility crews on the road it is imperative to slow down and to avoid distracted driving.
If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident, it is important to contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call (713) 987-7111 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.
Source: Houston Chronicle
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