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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

July 27, 2015 5771

Death of Central City Man in Dawson Springs Under…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 3755

School System Announces Free Lunch/Breakfast at…

by SurfKY News
July 30, 2015 3077

Webster Man Leads Police on Chase through Parts…

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 3045

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 2494

Hanson, Owensboro, Bowling Green Youths Win at…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 17, 2015 16174

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News
July 23, 2015 15127

UPDATE: Family Confirms Body of Missing Teen…

by Shawn Freels, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 31, 2015 3045

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 1450

Little Miss, Mister Hopkins County Fair Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 985

State Fair President Commends Hopkins County Fair…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 881

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 601

Henderson Woman Faces Rape Charges

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 522

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 502

A.G. Conway Announces Two Cybercrimes Arrests for…

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 460

Four Wheeler Pursuit Results in Charges

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 432

House of Onyx's Crystal Gallery Opens in…

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 432

One Injured in Three-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News