Accidents involving motorists in highway construction zones are more common than one might think. In fact, 88,000 auto accidents took place in construction zones in 2010, according to the latest findings from the U.S. Department of Transportation. California is among the top four states for fatal car accidents in or near road construction zones, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Construction Site Car Accident Injuries
Common injuries from highway accidents may include back injuries, such as herniated disc fractures, spinal cord injuries (which may result in paralysis) and traumatic brain injury. Facial injuries, such as lacerations and trauma, broken bones, and aggravation of a prior injury are also possible.