Look Before You Exit Your Vehicle

Brief Description of Incident:

A worker was dispatched to a trouble call late in the evening.  He pulled up to the address and parked his vehicle on the side of the road with lights and flashers on. While reaching for a flashlight from the back seat a truck drove by at approximately 50 km/hr and struck the driver’s side mirror and kept going without stopping.

At the time of the incident I was checking for the best position for setting up my truck to check the line. I was in a neighborhood and had no cones out yet and there was no oncoming traffic before. The incident happened at 2345 hrs. on an overtime call.

Contributing factors: Unexpected equipment conditions, Traffic Control/Work zone not established