A tragic accident happened in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania last week. A construction worker was severely injured when a concrete barrier, estimated to weigh 2,000 pounds, fell on top of him.
In a society where most adults are fiercely dependent on their cars, it can be hard to tell an elderly parent or friend that perhaps it's time to hang up the keys. Especially for senior citizens with active work and social lives, giving up their independence when driving becomes hazardous for themselves and others isn't a casual decision. But sometimes it's necessary.
Many people may not be aware of the dangers construction workers face each day. For those working in work zones near roads and freeways, they face the additional risk of being hit by motorists passing by. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is implementing a number of measures to make work zones safer and prevent Pennsylvania construction accidents.
Interestingly, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation keeps a record of car accidents. Specifically, PennDOT keeps track of each accident that happens and where and when it occurs.
The death of a loved one can come as a shock, especially if it was the result of a car accident. In the wake of a fatal crash, the victim's family is forced to deal with a number of other issues that can arise while grieving their loss.