Prior Lake, MN (KROC AM News) – A road construction worker was seriously injured Monday after being hit by a vehicle in the Twin Cities area.
The Scott County Sheriff’s office received an emergency call around noon from the construction zone in a rural part of the county near Prior Lake.
The sheriff’s office says the initial investigation suggests the vehicle hit the construction flag truck that was directing traffic in a work zone.
The worker was identified as a 59-year-old man from Thief River Falls who was in critical condition when he was last reported.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as an 87-year-old man from New Prague.
The sheriff’s office does not suspect that alcohol or drugs contributed to the crash.
“This is a tragic reminder of the importance of always being vigilant and extra careful when driving in work areas.“Said Sheriff Luke Hennen. “We have a shared responsibility to ensure the safety of men and women who work in road construction zones.”
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