Court Upholds Louisiana Motorist’s Liability in Work Zone Edge Drop-Off CrashAbstract:
A motorist driving through a construction zone entered the Interstate median while passing a truck. When he tried to return to the highway, he lost control of his vehicle, crossed to the right shoulder, and overturned. He claimed a drop-off between the median and the left lane caused him to lose control of his vehicle. Moreover, because of the lack of temporary edge striping, he said he could not tell where the left lane ended. The 22nd Judicial District Court, Parish of St. Tammany found that the driver’s actions caused the crash and his injuries. The Court of Appeal of Louisiana, First Circuit, affirmed the trial court’s judgment.