State police in Massachusetts are using a close call for one driver as a warning to others to heed posted speed restrictions and to pay attention on the road.
Authorities say an 18-year-old Rhode Island man wasn't paying attention to the traffic on Route 495 in Wrentham that was slowing down due to a construction project, and lost control when he finally realized that traffic was stopped because of a lane merge, hitting a road work sign.
The impact of the crash brought the sign down through the man's windshield, hitting him in the head.
The man was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with a head laceration. It's unclear if he faces any charges.
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State police say it's the responsibility of the driver to pay attention while driving and to be aware of the traffic situation.