Despite signage telling motorists to be alert and slow down, each year more than 700 people die in work zone accidents nationwide. In Maryland, seven highway workers have lost their lives over the course of the last 20 months.
The latest of those tragedies happened recently in St. Michaels. A 40-year-old worker from Denton was directing traffic around a work zone when he was hit by a vehicle driven by an 84-year-old man. The worker was flown to a hospital in Baltimore, where sadly the man died. Police indicated that members of the man's family were notified.