Father and son struck, killed while working on turnpike -- Care...

Luis Jimenez forged a tight bond with his adult son, Edward, friends said. Almost inseparable, the father and son frequently worked as a team at various job sites. Full Story
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CLEANER UPPER

West Warwick, RI

#1 Mar 26, 2008
It may be expensive and cause delays to put the barriers up around the workers... numbers are to high with deaths
caused by careless drivers. Lowering the speed around construction areas is needed. Also, handing out tickets
which you could double due to construction is a great idea!
CBET

Miami, FL

#2 Mar 26, 2008
It seems that people driving are not mindful of the immediate job at hand, which is paying attention to your driving and changing road conditions. Perhaps it is destiny. It should go without saying that one should "Drive to arrive alive".
clario

Miami, FL

#3 Mar 26, 2008
CLEANER UPPER wrote:
It may be expensive and cause delays to put the barriers up around the workers... numbers are to high with deaths
caused by careless drivers. Lowering the speed around construction areas is needed. Also, handing out tickets
which you could double due to construction is a great idea!
They already do all that.
Tom from Hollywood

AOL

#4 Mar 26, 2008
It appears to me that the majority of drivers don't slow down to the posted construction zone speed. When I do this I have people tailgating me, flipping me off and going by me at Mach2. Yes people do slow down when they see blue lights in the zone, however, I have yet to see an officer in these zones leave his position to go after someone speeding through the zone. There are ways to improve safety in these zones, however, money and manpower will always be the key factor in getting things done.
mori

Debary, FL

#5 Mar 26, 2008
i always wonder who are the real heroes?

these construction guys build roads, bridges, buildings for our country and dozens die each year in each state just so we can selfishly get to work or play faster.
realism

Columbus, OH

#6 Mar 26, 2008
The men working sign is our state tree
In the know

United States

#7 Mar 26, 2008
that old man belongs in JAIL!
he should've been more alert!
His actions were devastating!
Jail him!
mom

United States

#8 Mar 26, 2008
I knew these two men. They were a father and brother of 2 other kids on my sons baseball team. My heart goes out to his wife and the boys left behind to deal with this loss. It's outrageous that the driver may go on with his life and nothing happen to him.

“American”

Since: Mar 08

-=Ocala Fl=-

#9 Mar 26, 2008
I know when I slow down for the construction workers on the roadways, I have other PPL flipping me the bird, blowing their horns and being just plain old Donkeys, They care NOT for anyone but themselves 95% of the time.

I hope this driver gets nailed and the if the trucker was speeding, that form of disrespect to the road crew should not go unpunished either.

I feel for the family and the co-worker who witnessed this tragic, senseless homicide.
the Absolute TRUTH

United States

#10 Mar 26, 2008
CLEANER UPPER wrote:
It may be expensive and cause delays to put the barriers up around the workers... numbers are to high with deaths
caused by careless drivers. Lowering the speed around construction areas is needed. Also, handing out tickets
which you could double due to construction is a great idea!
UH--the speed ALREADY is lowered in construction areas, that doesnt mean people are going to obey it, obviously.
Road Worker

Lake Wales, FL

#11 Mar 26, 2008
My heart goes out to the family and friends of these two brave men. I say brave because people don't think of these workers are real people, with families.Remember that some one is getting left behind. Everyone needs to remember it may be one of your loved ones out there, so slow down. We are all out there working to improve the roadways for every driver, show us some respect. This is not a job that you go to work everyday, and plan on laying your life down. Safety is a priority to each one of the workers and should be for any one entering a work zone. Remember the old signs, My Daddy or My Mommy is working, please slow down.
Even though I don't work for that company it sure hits home, bless the family
Marcus -Orlando

Lake Wales, FL

#12 Mar 26, 2008
I work for a major asphalt paving company in Orlando. Everyday we take 5 minutes to go over the potiential saftey hazards that we may face. unfortunatly,its always our fellow motorist that we are worried about.I have seen numerous accidents and even fatalities in the last few years.What upsets me its that our co-workers are getting killed over STUPIDITY.People dont give a "#*%!" about construction workers. This needs to stop!! Please I beg all of you to just slow down. I promise you that you will only be delayed a few seconds from your destination if you slow down. Remember the life you save may be your own or your family members.
Road Engineer

United States

#14 Mar 26, 2008
Contrary to what The absolute TRUTH from Ft Lauderdale posted. The speeds are not lowered on a regular basis. When the Department of Transportation is ask by the contractor to lower the speed, the answer is usually no. They do not want to hear all of the phone calls from the traveling public (thier customer) complain about being delayed. The safety of the road crews comes out in 2nd place.
My prayers and condolences go out to the Jimenez Family. God will help ease the pain if you let him!!!
Zim - Pensacola

South Bloomingville, OH

#15 Mar 26, 2008
My deepest sympathy to this family that not only lost 1 but 2 members. My prayers are with you.

As I started my journey home from Orlando yesterday I happened upon this tragedy and it stopped and made me realize how very dangerous it is to work on Florida roads. But I also wonder if the state added "double points" along with the "double fine" if drivers would slow down. I know the double points on my driving record would not only be a problem but I just might lose my insurance. Or I don't know.....does Florida already do this?
joBCCan

Parksville, Canada

#16 Mar 26, 2008
What ever happened to vehicular homicide? Unfortunately there is no law against stupidity. However there is one about driving when you are too old to pay attention!!! People, you aren't just driving your car, you are driving everyone elses on the road too. PAY ATTENTION
bridgett

Homosassa, FL

#17 Mar 26, 2008
this is a shame. I do road work and everyday cars just fly by you like you are not even there. people need to watch out slow down! also i think the speeding fines double when workers present should be also 30 days in jail.people we are out there 5 days a week 10 hours a day. slow down just remember we all 2 have kids husbands wifes mom and dads to go home 2
CLEANER UPPER

West Warwick, RI

#18 Mar 26, 2008
PLEASE, READ THE ARTICLE...AGAIN!
The article stated speed limit in the zone is 70 MPH!!!! Guess it is NOT
lowered!
Then concrete barriers are NOT used with repairing GUARD RAILS!

PEOPLE>>> read!!!
Just me

Palm Bay, FL

#19 Mar 26, 2008
I personally, slow down and move over a lane. If I can't move over, then I slow down to at least 5 miles under the posted speed limit. FL did pass a law that you needed to drop your speed 10 miles per hour or move over a lane, when there is a Road Ranger, Tow Truck or Emergency Vehicle on the side of the road. I feel the same should be done for people doing road work. If someone behind me doesn't like it, too bad.
JAMES

AOL

#20 Mar 26, 2008
THESE MEN WORKED FOR ME THIS SENSLESS TRAGEDY GOES ON EVERY DAY WHEN WILL LAWMAKERS STAND UP AND DEMAND STIFF PENALTIES FOR THOSE WHO DISREGARD HUMAN BEINGS SAFETY WHO ARE ONLY TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING WE FACE THESE SO CALLED SANE PEOPLE EVERY DAY IN A RUSH TO GET NOWHERE GOD FORBID WE DETAIN THEM A FEW MINUTES REST IN PEACE LUIS AND EDWARD BROTHERS WE MISS YOU
Jack Westfield

Prairie Du Sac, WI

#21 Mar 26, 2008
In wisconsin the speed limit in construction zones is 55 on the interstate,it was 70 where the accident happened in Florida.Wonder who thought that up???Maybe if the limit had been 80 the driver would have missed the two people.

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