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Jasper Man Injured in Motorcycle Accident on Hwy 7

By: Elizabeth Monte
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2012

 A Newton County man was injured last night in a motorcycle accident in a construction zone on Highway 7 south of Jasper.

The Arkansas State Police say 59 year old LeRoy Carter Jr. of Jasper was taken to Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville.
According to a report released today, Carter was southbound on Highway 7 about two miles south of Jasper when he encountered uneven lanes. His 2011 Honda slid off the roadway.

Corporal Jerry Watts said charges are pending in the 7:53 p.m. accident.

Robert Burch - 09/27/2012 10:00:46 AM
During road construction and maintenance operations, changed conditions can be extremely hazardous to motorist, especially motorcyclists. There are specific requirements in the Department of Transpiration (DOT) plans and specifications and in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) for specific signage and maintenance of traffic. I have worked on numerous cases as an expert and I often find there is a problem with the traffic control plan (TCP) which affords the injured party a good cause (case) for action.
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