Death of a construction worker not due to road design

William Weiler successfully defended an engineering company who had been hired by the Illinois Department of Transportation to design improvements to an interstate highway. During construction, a flagger was struck and killed by a driver who had entered the construction zone. The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of the engineering company, holding that its design was not a proximate cause of the accident. The court also granted the engineering company’s motion to bar the plaintiff’s experts. The case is currently on appeal.