Department of Transportation Worker Killed on the Job
The Department of Transportation lost an employee in an accident Tuesday. 56-year-old Harry Bessent was hit while working on the side of the road. The accident now has people thinking about public safety. Workers say they're being extra cautious when they're on the job. Monthly training sessions keep them prepared for dangerous situations. Officials say many of these accidents are cause by careless driving.
"Put down whatever they have - like a cell phone, a blackberry, you know? They need to put it down and quit messing with the radio, the cd player, the kids in the car seat," says Gina Busscher, from The Department of Transportation.
Officials say construction zones are popping up all over Gainesville. They say you must slow down and pay attention when approaching a work site.
By Thalia Hayden, WCJB TV20 News
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