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I90 construction leads to more crashes

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Crash on I90 (Source: Jeff Dybzinski) Crash on I90 (Source: Jeff Dybzinski)
Crash on I90 (Source: Jeff Dybzinski) Crash on I90 (Source: Jeff Dybzinski)
Crash on I90 (Source: Jeff Dybzinski) Crash on I90 (Source: Jeff Dybzinski)
Crash on I90 (Source: Jeff Dybzinski) Crash on I90 (Source: Jeff Dybzinski)
LAKE COUNTY, OH (WOIO) -

Crash after crash -- the construction chaos on I90 near Vrooman Road in the past few weeks has been a headache for many. Drivers blame the road work for the pile-ups and backups.

"Boom accident," says a truck driver involved in the crash.

"One bumped into each other," Lou Malik said.

One pickup truck was sandwiched between two semis. The driver was rushed to the hospital.

Troopers tell us the crash involving three semi's and the truck was the result of cars stopped because of yet another accident a mile down the highway, east of Vrooman.

"Dangerous part of the road there because they got the construction going on. It piles everyone in the lanes, narrows everything," added Lou Malik.

Mr. Malik was called out to tow the semi's involved in the crash. He says he's been busy.

On Christmas Eve there was a snowy pile up in the same area. 28 cars involved in that one, luckily no one was seriously injured. A few days later there were more crashes.

The incidents were enough to force ODOT crews to put up lighted construction barrels on the shoulder, but is that enough? Several drivers we talked to say no!

The construction not wrapping up anytime soon so that means drivers have to be cautious. Lou tells us although it keeps him busy he'd rather see drivers stay safe and pay closer attention especially with construction underway.

"It's just giving enough space not following to close to each other, and that's what happened here," says Malik.

ODOT says in the next week crews will move barriers to widen the eastbound lanes until construction is complete.

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