YORKVILLE — The Sheriff’s Office is warning drivers to obey road closure signs after a driver was injured going into a closed construction site and rear-ending a tanker truck.
At 9:04 p.m. Wednesday, the Racine County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Highway 45/South Colony Avenue near 52nd Road in the Town of Yorkville for a two-vehicle accident, according to a release issued by the Racine County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the release, the driver of a Hyundai Elantra drove around road closure signs into a construction zone and rear-ended an unoccupied tanker truck.
The area was under heavy road construction, with barricades and posted signs stating that the road is closed to through traffic and open only to local traffic.
The Hyundai sustained severe front-end damage. The driver’s leg was broken and the driver was transported via rescue to Ascension All Saints hospital and issued a citation for failure to obey a sign. The vehicle’s passenger was treated for minor injuries at the scene and released.
The Racine County Sheriff’s Office is reminding all motorists to obey all traffic signs — especially road closed signs.
Drivers should keep in mind that road construction areas are hazardous with poor road conditions, poor lighting and large pieces of construction equipment throughout, the release said. These signs are in place to protect motorists and construction workers.