Construction worker’s injury inspires renewed calls for motorist safety around roadwork

The family of a construction flagger who died nearly a decade ago after being struck by a vehicle is urging motorists to stay alert, after a similar incident sent a man to hospital Friday.

A construction worker on the job as a flagman at a roundabout near Sturgeon Road and Murray Park Road was initially listed in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle. He has since been upgraded to stable, Winnipeg police said Monday.

The incident took place about nine years after 21-year-old Brittany Murray died while working as a flagger on a highway resurfacing construction site on the outskirts of Winnipeg.