By Sarah Killian Construction worker killed in traffic accident on Hwy. 280
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —Wokers at a construction site off Highway 280 are reviewing safety after one of their workers was killed in a traffic accident Tuesday.
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Birmingham police say 20-year-old Chance Richard Rollan was directing traffic along the back of the construction site on Cahaba River Road. Around 4 p.m. a vehicle struck Rollan from behind.
Police say the driver, a 23-year-old woman, told investigators at the scene she was reaching to pick up her coffee when she ran off the road and struck Rollan.
Rollan was employed with T.E. Stevens construction, a sub-contractor for Brasfield and Gorrie on the Grandview Medical Center project.
Earlier Wednesday, supervisors with T.E. Stevens were there walking through the site of the accident. Later, they released a statement about the accident, which read: “T.E.Stevens Construction is saddened about the accident that occurred on Cahaba River Road yesterday, which resulted in the death of one of our employees. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time.”
T.E. Stevens and Brasfield and Gorrie say they are cooperating with police as they investigate this accident.
The Birmingham Police Department says they’ve determined that negligence was not a factor in this accident, so no charges will be filed against the driver.