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Woman charged with DUI in construction zone crash
Selina Gonzalez-Gascon

HENDERSON, Nev. - A 21-year-old woman is being charged with DUI with substantial bodily harm in a work zone and leaving the scene of a collision involving serious injury after police say she hit a flagger in a construction zone in Henderson.

Police arrested Selina Gonzalez-Gascon early Friday morning. Police say at around 2 a.m. she hit a 49-year-old woman who was working as a flagger in a construction zone near Warm Springs Road and Arroyo Grande Boulevard.

The flagger was wearing a suit made of reflective material and using safety equipment, including a hand-held red wand light and hard hat. The victim was taken to Sunrise Hospital Trauma Center in critical condition.

Bruce Harris with Wells Cargo, Inc. says flagging is the front line of a construction crew, separating the crews from traffic.

"Flagging is actually one of the dangerous jobs there is in construction. One, because you are on the side of the roadway. And you really don't want to assume, but you really don't know what motorist is not paying attention, could be on the phone, could be texting, could be distracted and then all of a sudden you are in harms way," Harris said.

Police say after hitting the construction worker, Gonzalez-Gascon was stopped by members of the construction crew.

"Slow down. Slow down, pay attention to your surroundings because the one thing is the flaggers want to go home at the end of the day, safely," Harris said.


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