is a recreation of a work zone collision. Sometime after
the workers left, the collision occured.
It was late at night
with heavy foggy conditions. Earlier that day, a road crew
was utilizing a backhoe to excavate a section of road. Instead
of parking the equipment in the median, the backhoe was
left parked on the outside lane. A series of cones were
placed in front of it. Apparently the cones were moved by
people exiting the blocked driveway or another vehicle colliding
The car involved,
drove through the work zone and didn't see the backhoe in
time to avoid the collision. The police officer noted that
a contributing factor was "Impaired Visibility"
and that the backhoe was left facing traffic, without reflectors.