men at workMUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (10/25/13) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Muhlenberg County crew had a close call yesterday morning as they were setting up a work zone on the Western Kentucky Parkway near Central City.

Just after 7:00 a.m., the crew was setting up a lane restriction when a truck pulling a dolly approached the work zone. As the truck attempted to slow the empty dolly started to fishtail out of control and broke free from the truck. According to witnesses, the dolly flipped several times and hit a guardrail before landing in the median. Fortunately, there were no injuries. The damaged dolly was recovered by a wrecker.

KYTC District 2 Safety Coordinator Shelley Singleton says the incident serves as a reminder that it is important to slow down when you first see work zone signage.

"We were just very fortunate that the dolly didn't hit any of our workers or any other vehicles," Singleton said.

In recent weeks two Transportation Cabinet trucks have been hit by passenger vehicles. One of those crashes resulted in a fatality. During the past three years in Kentucky, 11 people have died and 471 people were injured in highway construction and maintenance work zones. Most of those injuries and fatalities were motorists.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Keith Todd, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released - May 27, 2015

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/27/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Wednesday, May 27.… Read More

Riken Elastomers Corporation to Expand in Hopkinsville

FRANKFORT Ky. (5/27/15) — Governor Steve Beshear today announced Riken Elastomers Corporation plans to more than double… Read More

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 7720

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 7568

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 5505

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 3543

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 26, 2015 2826

Mandarin House Gearing Up to Open Soon

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10897

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 7720

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 27, 2015 5505

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 2509

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 1513

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - May 27, 2015

by Crime Stoppers
May 27, 2015 1024

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – May 27,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
May 27, 2015 620

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 475

Anonymous Tip Results in Drug Charges

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 357

Two Vehicle Collision Sends One to Hospital

by McCracken County Sheriff's Department