Posted on Jul 30, 2014

Unfortunately, many construction and pedestrian accidents are still happening in the surrounding area. Motorists need to be careful in construction zones on the freeway as well as being mindful of pedestrians on busy city streets.

Here are some of the accidents that occurred in July 2014.

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Motorists should pay extra attention in construction zones.

In Shawano County, Wisconsin, Alex Mastey, 20, was killed when he was hit by a pickup truck in early July. The driver, Blair Christianson, was not injured during the accident. Mastey died of injuries from the accident.

A Chicago man was charged with a hit-and-run in the Northwest Side Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. Police said the man, Daniel Gluckman, was charged with one felony count each of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, aggravated fleeing and leaving the scene of an accident that caused injury. He was also charged with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance. On July 17, Gluckman hit a 39-year-old man and then fled the scene. Officers eventually arrested Gluckman a few blocks away. The 39-year-old man was taken to a hospital and is currently in stable condition.


In Iowa, a Des Moines woman died after a crash in construction zone on July 2. Christina and Trevor Franz were traveling on the interstate where a semitruck had stopped to accommodate the traffic merge due to construction. The Franzes rear-ended the semi and ended up hitting another vehicle. Christina Franz died at the scene, while Trevor was injured and transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital. The drivers of the other two vehicles were unharmed.

A speeding semitruck entered a construction zone and caused a chain reaction crash in Elwood, Illinois. The truck hit stalled traffic and slammed into a car that caused a chain reaction crash that involved three other vehicles and another truck. The crash killed four people and injured four others.

Hupy and Abraham would like to remind all motorists they should be yielding to pedestrians and to remain vigilant in construction areas.

Jill Erin Wellskopf
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