Speeding in a construction zone can have serious consequences in Georgia. A person can have up to six points placed on your license, depending on how fast they were going These laws are intended to protect construction workers. Some of the responsibility lies on the entity engaging in the construction.
Signs must be posted and the entity completing the work is allowed to reduce the speed limit inside the construction zone. Signs must conform to Georgia standards. Despite all of the signs placed, accidents still do occur. The Gwinnett Daily Post reports on a construction site accident where a worker was struck by a vehicle.
54-year-old Peter Rozboril was driving along northbound I-85 in a Toyota Corolla and attempted to exit to I-985 when he entered a marked and closed construction zone on Friday.
He struck a 42-year-old construction worker, Lagmar Franklin, as he was attempting to back up to get out of the construction zone.
Franklin was wearing the appropriate safety gear, a yellow reflective vest, and a helmet as he was moving traffic barrels to reopen lanes on I-85. When Rozboril struck Franklin, he hit the windshield and rolled down the side of the vehicle.
Franklin succumbed to his injuries on Saturday.
Rozboril stayed at the scene to speak with police following the accident. He will likely face charges of homicide by vehicle among other charges.
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