James E. Ballidis
On Sunday, July 24th, 51-year-old Barry Robert Steele, of Beaumont, died from the injuries he sustained when a drunk driver struck him while he was doing roadwork on the 91 Freeway in Riverside. 21-year-old Brandi Holmes was driving on a suspended license when she hit Steele and then attempted to flee the scene of the accident. She was subsequently arrested and charged for multiple traffic violations, including reckless driving and driving under the influence, explains a California personal injury attorney.
The risk of suffering serious or fatal injuries in an accident is especially high for road construction and repair workers: not only do many of them operate heavy equipment but they all must share the road with motorists. Over the years, crashes involving reckless, distracted, or intoxicated drivers have claimed the lives of several road workers. The California Department of Transportation reports that 178 employees have been killed on the job since 1924.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Barry Robert Steele, the worker who died last Sunday due to the injuries he sustained when he was struck on the 91 Freeway.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Riverside accident.
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