A Massachusetts man who had emigrated from Russia and now worked for the Department of Transportation died in an alleged drunk driving accident earlier this week. The truck accident occurred on Tuesday night around 10:43pm in a construction zone on Route 9. The worker was checking the pavement temperature as part of quality control when he was hit by a red Ford pickup truck.
According to court records, the construction job site had barrels and reflective cones set up around the perimeter. The truck accident victim lay bleeding in the breakdown lane as other workers chased after the truck driver, who reportedly fled to a nearby Dunkin’ Donuts. Workers and police did not realize that the man had been hit until a truck driver delivering asphalt noticed the body on the road and alerted police.
The worker was pronounced dead at the scene of the workplace accident.
Source: 2 held in death of highway worker, Boston Globe, September 16, 2010
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