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Construction worker killed by DUI driver on SR-94

SAN DIEGO, CA – Lanes were closed on State Route 94 after a construction worker was killed by a drunk driver in Spring Valley on Wednesday night.

According to local ABC news, the 27-year-old construction workers was directing traffic in a work zone on SR-94 near Cougar Canyon Drive at about 10 p.m. A 1996 Lincoln Town Car came into the coned-off work zone and struck the construction worker.

The victim, a San Diego man, was taken to an area hospital but succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the Lincoln, 69-year-old Arnold Lee Patton, was taken into custody for vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI.

The incident remained under investigation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

CalTrans worker killed by vehicle in El Cajon work zone

SAN DIEGO, CA – A California Department of Transportation worker was struck and killed in a construction zone in El Cajon just after midnight on Wednesday.

According to a local news story, the worker was on foot inside a construction zone on State Route 94 eastbound near Avocado Boulevard. A driver got on the wrong side of the cones at about 12:30 a.m., struck the worker, and dragged him about 40 feet.

When the emergency crew arrived, the victim was unresponsive. Life-saving efforts were unsuccessful and he died at the scene.

The driver, a woman in a small copper-colored hatchback, remained at the scene and cooperated with police.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Errant vehicle enters El Cajon work zone

SAN DIEGO, CA – The California Department of Transportation San Diego District tweeted on Thursday about an errant vehicle in a construction zone.

Caltrans San Diego reported that the vehicle entered a work zone on southbound State Route 15, near El Cajon Boulevard.

After the incident, they are reminding drivers that they need to exercise caution around the work zone. Their tweet noted that Caltrans is unable to do their job if drivers don’t do theirs.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Construction zone accident closes two I-8 lanes

SAN DIEGO, CA – A construction-zone accident closed two lanes on I-8 Wednesday afternoon, according to the Caltrans San Diego Twitter feed.

They reported that an “errant” vehicle struck a Caltrans attenuator truck.

The accident was in the work zone on I-8 eastbound lanes, east of Tavern Road.

At this time, it is not known whether anyone was injured in the accident.

Caltrans asked that drivers be alert as they travel through work zones.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

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