As you may or may not know, I commute an hour and 15 minutes one way to work each day. I love my job, my schools and really dont mind the drive.
One part of my commute is under construction, and it is terrifying to drive through. The lanes are narrow, its very poorly lit, and if there is any adverse weather conditions, you just pray you make it through safely. People ignore the posted speed limit, tail gate through the construction, and the oncoming headlights can be blinding.
Yesterday I drove through this same construction site, minutes before this man did. I swerved for the same cone, and almost lost control myself. What a scary thought- that could have easily been me. This cone, while lightweight in retrospect, was dead center of the lane and instinctually I swerved as many did before me.
My heart goes out to this man and his family.