A car crashed into a construction work zone on a freeway in Colton on April 11, according to the Los Angeles Times. This car accident occurred less than a week after a roadside worker was killed in a similar accident on the eastbound 10 Freeway.
In this more recent accident, a Honda carrying six people ran through the construction zone and struck a stationary tractor trailer. Some of the passenger, ranging in ages from 15 to 20, were ejected from the car. Paramedics rushed them to nearby hospitals. One passenger, 17-years-old, remains in critical condition with a broken neck.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver was intoxicated. Charges are still pending, and according to reports, it appears that everyone in the car was intoxicated and underage. No workers were injured.
April 23-27 was National Work Zone Awareness Week. Motorists were urged to be aware of construction zones on highways and slow down. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a leading cause of serious injuries and subjects drivers to criminal and civil legal actions.
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