Highway flagman hit by motorist

A road construction worker was flown to the UK Medical Center Tuesday morning after being struck by a vehicle on north KY 11.

At around 10:20 a.m., Deputy Claude Hudson responded to a call of a worker who was struck by a motorist. When he arrived at the scene, Knox EMS personnel were treating the victim, whose name was not released.  

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The victim, a flagman working for George B. Stone Company, was flagging traffic while co-workers repaired and replaced guardrail.

Hudson said the flagman was working under proper safety conditions, and that several “Men Working” signs were in place. He also was wearing a reflective green vest and holding a stop sign.

The female driver, whose name also was not released, reportedly did not see the flagman prior to hitting him.

Sheriff John Pickard asks all motorists to be aware of road work and warning signs as crews work on highways.