VDOT Worker Hit by a Car on I-64

VDOT Worker Hit by a Car on I-64

There are 31 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jul 17, 2010, titled VDOT Worker Hit by a Car on I-64. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

State police are investigating what caused a driver to hit a VDOT contractor working on I-64. State police are investigating what caused a driver to hit a VDOT contractor working on I-64. The worker was hit around 4:00 a.m. Saturday in the eastbound lanes near the VDOT Workers Memorial.

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ricardo

Lexington, VA

#1 Jul 17, 2010
did they catch ther driver?
hobart

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Jul 17, 2010
ricardo wrote:
did they catch ther driver?
they will hang him or her..........
lord

United States

#3 Jul 17, 2010
I am curious as to how the reporter concluded that the driver was speeding when they entered the work zone? Was a police car present to measure the speed?

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#4 Jul 17, 2010
I wish they would give a little more information when this news is released. I realize there is not much to report so soon- it sounds as if they know who the driver was but, we are left wondering if he stopped after hitting the worker.
Highway Patrol

Ruckersville, VA

#5 Jul 17, 2010
Maybe it was that speed freak rich kid from Glenmore.
Kool P

Jonesborough, TN

#6 Jul 17, 2010
I'm a worker for that crew that workers on 64, I'm very upset that this could happen to someone I know and work with.

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#7 Jul 17, 2010
Kool P wrote:
I'm a worker for that crew that workers on 64, I'm very upset that this could happen to someone I know and work with.
It's understandable that you are upset about your co-worker. I hope he does not have serious injuries and will be okay.
Sophia

United States

#8 Jul 18, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with this injured worker and his family....this is just another senseless tragic road accident. When will drivers get the message to obey speed limits, pay attention and be responsible???
Fluco

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Jul 18, 2010
Sophia wrote:
When will drivers get the message to obey speed limits, pay attention and be responsible???
Never unless we start punishing drivers who break the law. Our priorities are all wrong here. If a person drives 80 MPH out here on the interstate and has an accident, killing someone, they are charge with reckless driving, fined and put back out on the road. If a person make a small bomb and sets it off on their own property for personal enjoyment, unlimited amounts of money are spent on the local, state and federal level to put them in the federal pen for life. I am in not way advocating making bombs but just trying to show that maybe that is is why so few people are killed with bombs here in the US while 40,000+ die each year in car crashes. Maybe the law should take a persons drivers license for 5 days for a traffic violation. 30 days for a violation resulting in an accident, lifetime revocation for driving without a license. Invoke the 3 strikes rule. 3 violations equal a lifetime revocation. One year in jail for driving on a lifetime revocation. Make drivers responsible for their actions instead of blaming the road, the weather, VDOT, signage, etc, etc, etc.
JFK

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Jul 18, 2010
lord wrote:
I am curious as to how the reporter concluded that the driver was speeding when they entered the work zone? Was a police car present to measure the speed?
The report said "A witness said that the vehicle entered the work zone speeding"
guest

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Jul 18, 2010
That orange vest is not working.
Joe

Richmond, VA

#12 Jul 18, 2010
I believe and I may be wrong but any time there is work to be performed on the interstate with excessive speed no matter if its day or nighteven if the project is big or small there should be concrete jersey barriers installed to protect the workers the orange traffic barrels are fine for visability but isn't enough protection for a human life.
Mark

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Jul 18, 2010
SLOW DOWN
WVIR's reporting always leave one a bit uninformed. Very anemic news coverage
Kristina

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Jul 18, 2010
May God be with his family and bring them comfort....Please drive safely everyone, my Dad is a VDOT worker and I don't ever want to get that call...
Ron

Hinesville, GA

#15 Jul 18, 2010
Joe wrote:
I believe and I may be wrong but any time there is work to be performed on the interstate with excessive speed no matter if its day or nighteven if the project is big or small there should be concrete jersey barriers installed to protect the workers the orange traffic barrels are fine for visability but isn't enough protection for a human life.
I too believe highly in the use of concrete traffic barriers. The orange barrels are not meant to provide any safety aspect for the workers in the work zone. They are only there to move traffic out of the area being worked on. I have worked many years in the traffic, doing construction and have always been at odds with DOT traffic safety personel. I always worried about worker safety, and DOT traffic safety (they are the ones that approve what you see being used in the work zone) are only worried about traveling public safety.
CBOYZ

United States

#16 Jul 19, 2010
If the person would have stopped instead of leaving, they would have saved themselves from being a felon. DUI and felony hit and fun at the age of 22 means your life is OVER! What a dumb, carless, and poor decision!
Connie

Waynesboro, VA

#17 Jul 19, 2010
Mark wrote:
SLOW DOWN
WVIR's reporting always leave one a bit uninformed. Very anemic news coverage
Agree, what is wrong with ppl that they will not slow down!!!!!!!!!!
HMMM

Troy, VA

#18 Jul 19, 2010
CBOYZ wrote:
If the person would have stopped instead of leaving, they would have saved themselves from being a felon. DUI and felony hit and fun at the age of 22 means your life is OVER! What a dumb, carless, and poor decision!
There is a fairly new code section that says if you are DUI and you permanently "maim" somebody while driving, then it is a Felony. Put in place so that if you are DUI and you hit somebody, put them in a wheel chair for the rest of their life, then you still pay a stiff penalty for your actions.

“bad luck or no luck”

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#19 Jul 19, 2010
Im glad they caught the dui driver. I hope they can keep her off the road. It doesnt mean anything to alot of people to loose their licence.
SUSAN M TAPSCOTT

United States

#21 Jul 20, 2010
Please Please SLOW DOWN in work zone areas. VDOT Workers are someones Husband, Wife, Son or Daughter. We want the to come home at the end of the day.
Thank You.

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