WRENTHAM, MASS. (WHDH) - State Police are warning of the dangers of not slowing down in construction zones after a crash in Wrentham on Tuesday.
Police posted a picture to Facebook of a 2009 Toyota Corolla with a “Right Lane Closed Ahead” sign through its windshield.
Around 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, police were called to Route 495 in Wrentham for a single-car crash on a stretch of road approaching a construction zone.
The car was being driven by an 18-year-old man from Tiverton, Rhode Island.
According to police, the car left the roadway, entered the median, and struck a highway warning sign about the upcoming lane closure.
The impact brought the sign down through the car’s windshield, hitting the driver in the head.
The driver was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with a head laceration.
The investigation showed the driver was not paying attention to the traffic slowing in front of him due to construction.
Police said when the driver realized traffic was stopped he tried to stop in time but lost control, veered off the road and struck the sign.
“The results of this crash could have been much worse for this driver,” police said on Facebook.
Police remind drivers to drive at reasonable speeds, pay attention to the traffic and slow down when approaching traffic signs.
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