Saskatoon police are investigating after a semi narrowly missed a construction worker while making a turn July 15 in a work zone at Circle Drive and Avenue C.
The city said the semi driver hit metal signs and pylons and then dragged the new infrared pothole patcher for about six metres, or around 19 feet.
According to a media release, the crew had been at the site conducting tests of the new the patcher for four days before the crash.
Saskatoon’s Director of Roadways and Operations Brandon Harris said this kind of thing happens more than people might think.
“Speeding past work zones probably happens hourly or more frequent in some cases depending where it is,” Harris said.
Harris is reminding drivers to slow down to posted speed limits around work crews to help keep workers safe.
In an update Thursday the city said, it’s not clear how much it will cost to fix the damage to the one-of-a-kind patcher and repairs and troubleshooting work is ongoing.