As you’ve driven through Norfolk recently, you’ve likely noticed road work. The intersection of Granby and Plume streets, E. Charlotte St., and W. Indian River Rd. are all currently undergoing repairs that can put motorists in danger.
Although the City of Norfolk approves these repairs to help drivers get through the town as safely and efficiently as possible, the truth is, work zones are quite dangerous. Motorists can encounter destructive holes, damaging tools, and other dangers when they drive in or near the zones.
Will You Get Into a Work Zone Accident This Year?
Unfortunately, work zones are dangerous for those working there and those driving through. And if the past is any indicator of the future, there’s a good chance you’ll get into a work zone accident this year. Here’s what you need to know about driving through a roadside work zone:
- According to a 2014 study, during the past five years, more than 4,400 people died and 200,000 people were injured in work zones. Of those who died, 85 percent were either the drivers or the passengers.
- Most work zone fatalities involved working-age adults.
- The majority of work zone crashes took place on roads with speed limits that are greater than 50 mph.
- Rear-end crashes are the most common types of work zone fender benders.
- Drivers are the most frequent fatality in work zone crashes.
Let Us Work For You
Work zone accidents can cause devastating fatalities, life-changing injuries, and costly medical bills. If you were rear-ended or otherwise injured by another driver on W. Little Creek, North Shore Rd., or any other road in the Norfolk area, the attorneys of Tavss Fletcher may be able to help you receive the compensation you’ll need to move on with your life.
Our experienced attorneys want to help you with your case. Call us at 757.625.1214 to learn how. Visit our testimonials page to hear from our clients.