DOH Worker Injured in Rear-end Collision
Posted by Alex Wiederspiel on July 2, 2017 in AJR News Network
GRAFTON, W.Va. — A state Division of Highways worker was injured Friday morning in Taylor County when a truck hauling hay rear-ended the DOH dump truck he was operating in a work zone, authorities said.
The driver of the truck hauling a heavy load of hay apparently lost his brakes at around 10:30 a.m. on U.S. Route 119 about three miles north of the Four Corners intersection, DOH Communications Specialist Carrie Jones said.
“We were ditching in the area,” Jones said.
The worker injured was operating the dump truck behind the ditching machine. He was taken by HealthNet Helicopter to Ruby Memorial Hospital. Jones said the worker is expected to make a full recovery.
Traffic was backed up for several hours.
State police are investigating.
A Division of Highways worker was injured in an accident Friday morning in Taylor County.
The accident happened just before 10:30 a.m. in a construction zone on U.S. Route 119, three miles north of the Four Corners intersection.
DOH workers said a truck hauling large, round bales of hay lost its brakes and hit a piece of DOH equipment, injuring the operator, according to officials on scene.
The worker was flown to a hospital by HealthNet with serious injuries, officials said.
Traffic was affected in both directions for several miles.
The Grafton Volunteer Fire Department, Taylor County EMS, and the West Virginia State Police all responded to the scene.