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Vehicle Fatally Strikes Construction Worker in Chester County

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Destiny Baker2 years ago

A construction worker was killed in Chester County, Pennsylvania Wednesday evening when he was struck by a vehicle on Route 422.

Details of the Chester County Collision

According to NBC 10 in Philadelphia, 60-year-old Lee Boyer of Liberty, Pennsylvania was hit by a vehicle as he was setting up cones at a construction site on Route 422 in North Coventry Township.

The incident occured in the westbound lanes of the highway around 11 pm. The lanes were closed overnight until 4 am the following morning.

An accident reconstruction team is working to determine the cause of the accident. It is unclear whether the driver will face any charges.

Work Zone Accident Statistics

  • According to the Federal Highway Administration, 87,606 work zone crashes were recorded in 2010, accounting for 1.6-percent of all roadway crashes recorded that year.
  • Work zone crashes resulted in 476 fatalities – this equates to one death every 15 hours.
  • Another 37,476 people were injured in work zone collisions, averaging one injury every 14 minutes.

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