A fatal collision in the Orange Zone is a stark reminder of the need to slow down and drive carefully in construction zones.
A flag person was struck by a vehicle in a construction zone early Friday evening. The accident took place at the site of a repaving project on Highway 39 between Midale and Halbrite. The incident is currently under investigation by the RCMP and the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety.
“First and foremost, we want to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the young woman who died so tragically,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Don McMorris said. “This kind of accident should never happen. All it takes is for drivers to obey the law and slow down - especially in construction zones.”
Motorists are required, by law, to slow to 60 kilometers per hour when passing workers and equipment in construction zones. Motorists are also required to obey all signage and instructions within construction zones.