Polk County, Florida – A construction site accident claimed the life of one construction worker in Polk County Monday. Felipe Felix, a construction worker for Lane Construction, was struck by a car and killed while he was installing road construction signs along Highway 98.
Felix was hit by a Ford Fusion, driven by Jeltema Georgia Lynn, 46, of Zephyrhills, as he was crossing the road and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators said that Felix, 36, of Bartow, had been wearing his reflective safety vest. He picked up an orange construction sign from the side of a Construction truck and began crossing Highway 98.
The Lane Construction truck had its headlights and strobe lights activated according to authorities.
A spokesman for Lane Construction said that the company’s usual practice is to travel on the opposite side of the roadway with their lights on so their employees can see oncoming traffic prior to crossing a roadway.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office continues their investigation into this fatal Lakeland car accident.
Roadway construction is extremely hazardous work. See my earlier post “Tractor Trailer Accident Kills Father & Son Working on Florida Turnpike in Sumter County, Florida” for another example of how a roadside construction site can turn into the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident.
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