A photo released by the Ohio Department of Transportation is another stark reminder about the dangers roadside workers face on a daily basis.
The Central Ohio branch of ODOT shared some tough news early Tuesday morning. Crews were picking up what was left of a work zone on I-71 northbound between Rt. 665 and Rt. 62 when they were struck by a semi.
There’s no excuse for this. None. These men and women are HIGHLY visible. They’re out there trying to make our roads better. The ONLY thing they ask for is your attention! Stop. Hitting. Roadside. Workers. https://t.co/DWAyyb8tOU
— Matt Bruning (@mbruning81) August 7, 2018
Two ODOT workers were rushed to area hospitals where they reported to have non-life threatening injuries.
Last week, our overnight photographer caught dozens of motorists refusing to move over for emergency vehicle at the scene of a crash.
In 2009, the "Move Over" law was put in place to protect first responders and roadside workers. The law requires all drivers to move over one lane when approaching any vehicle with flashing lights, if moving over isn't possible, drivers are supposed to slow down.
In the past five years, cruisers, alone, were involved in 58 crashes relating to the "Move Over" law, News 5 previously reported.