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2 Road Workers Hit, Seriously Injured In I-75 Construction Zone

July 26, 2018 - 11:56 am

TAYLOR (WWJ) - Two road construction workers have been seriously injured on the job along I-75.

Authorities said the pair was part of a crew at work on the northbound side of the freeway near Allen Road in Taylor, during the Wednesday afternoon rush, when they were hit.

According to Michigan State Police, both of the workers were take by EMS to a local hospital, where one of them was listed in critical condition on Thursday. The other, police said, suffered non life-threatening injuries. 

The three-car rear-end crash was determined to be caused by following too closely, according to officials, who are urging motorists to always leave room to stop in case the vehicle in front of you stops.

Following the incident, MDOT officials are pleading with drivers to slow down when approaching work zones and to pay attention to what's coming up ahead. There have been several crashes in work zones this construction season, including a fatality last month in Detroit.

Further details about this accident were not immediately known; and it's unclear at this time if any charges are possible. No names or others information about the injured workers were released. 

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