Construction Worker Injured in Road Rage Accident on Highway 8
OLYMPIA, WA (August 12, 2019) – A construction worker sustained injuries in a road rage crash on Highway 8 on Wednesday, August 7.
The collision occurred around 8:40 a.m., in a Thurston County construction site along Highway 8 near Summit Lake Road. Dispatchers arrived about 10 miles west of Olympia.
According to Washington State Police, the driver was not impaired at the time. He was allegedly frustrated because of the disruption of his normal commute by construction work. He then drove his Buick through road closure signs.
Furthermore, investigators said that a construction worker tried to stop the sedan. However, the driver struck him and kept going.
Officers chased and eventually caught up with the 74-year-old driver. They arrested him for felony hit-and-run charges and reckless endangerment.
The 48-year-old construction worker sustained cuts and minor injuries to his leg. However, he is expected to make a full recovery. In addition, officers also said he received treatment and was later released from Providence St. Peter Hospital.
Road rage can lead to disastrous results on the road. It is always important to drive defensively and abide by all driving laws to ensure your safety and the safety of surrounding vehicles, motorists, and pedestrians.
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