UPDATED: Contractor Killed at The Landings; Three Others in Hospital including Woman Driver
Monday, December 05, 2011 11:59 AM
Dec 5, 2011 - 4:45 p.m. Four employees of Groundworks Unlimited of Savannah, owned by Greg Hall, were injured today when a woman driver hit the workers in the process of doing road repairs on a narrow stretch of Landings Way South at The Landings residential community on Skidaway Island at approximately 12: 15 p.m. today.
One of the workers,Seth Atkinson Jr. of Bulloch County, died as a result of being hit, and three others remain at Memorial Hospital, including the driver. According to the company's office, Hall is at the hospital with his workers. The name of the deceased employee has not been released.
The driver has been identified as Carmencita Limosnero, 66, of Sailmaker Lane at The Landings.
The Savannah-Chatham Metro Police's Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) are investigating the accident in the Landings subdivision in which Limosnero's car hit a pick-up truck in the roadway and Atkinson immediately. His co-workers were transported to Memorial. Police state that the injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.
Groundworks Unlimited was a contractor for The Landings Association which is in the process of working on cart paths, medians, crosswalks and other road and pathway improvements. They were working on Landings Way South at the intersection of West Ferry Court.
Workers from The Landings Association and Groundworks Unlimited were in the area this afternoon "securing the roadway for the night," according to one TLA employee at the scene where a large patch of roadway had been removed, including placing large orange barrels in the roadway to block one of two lanes.
The Landing Association office issued a statement to the media and residents expressing their sorrow for the workers and their families.