A 45-year-old construction worker identified as Isaac Paul L. was killed after a passing vehicle crashed into a construction zone in Victorville on Thursday morning, March 25th.
The accident transpired around noon in a construction zone along Hesperia Road, just south of Green Tree Blvd. A northbound white Chevy Suburban drifted off the roadway in unclear circumstances and drove into a construction zone.
The Chevy struck four construction workers before coming to a rest perpendicular to the road near the shoulder. One person sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, three others were seriously injured. One of the victims was airlifted to an area hospital while the two others were transported via ambulance. The driver that struck the construction workers remained at the scene and willingly cooperated with local authorities.
The accident is currently under investigation. Witnesses that can give more information about the crash are urged to contact Deputy T. Wetzel or Deputy S. Lenihan at the Victorville Police Station at 760-241-2911.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable in traffic accidents compared to passengers of private vehicles and motorcyclists. Because of this, pedestrians are more likely to suffer from serious injuries.
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