Use caution when workers on road

My husband, Andy, is the Department of Solid Waste employee who was hit by a car while working on the morning of Oct. 9 in Johnstown. It was the worst day of our lives, but we both know it could have definitely had a much worse outcome.

For that reason, we wanted to express our sincere gratitude to all the responding members of JAVAC, Berkshire Volunteer Fire Department, and the Trauma, Vascular, Orthopedics and C5 staff at Albany Medical?Center for their quick response and excellent care for Andy. Also, thanks to the first responder who helped him before anyone else got there. You all are such assets to the community, and we are forever grateful. To our numerous family and friends who have helped with our children, food, sent cards and offered support, we are blessed to have such a support system. He has a long-road ahead, but is working hard to get back home.

One last note to everyone reading this. Please be respectful and use caution when you see workers on the road, whether they are city, county, state, National Grid, or phone company workers, or mail carriers or emergency vehicles. These people are doing their jobs and have families at home. Teach our young drivers not only to parallel park, but to be cautious of this as well. Do not be the reason a family gets that phone call.

As I tell my husband every day before he leaves for work: please be safe.