Road worker hit while flagging traffic

PRINCETON, Ky. (AP) - A worker flagging traffic in a work zone
in western Kentucky has been struck by a vehicle.
Kentucky Department of Highways spokesman Keith Todd said the
worker was struck on Kentucky 91 in Caldwell County where new turn
lanes are being built for a school complex.
Todd says the worker appeared to have severe head injuries and
was airlifted to a hospital.
Todd says it is the eighth accident in a work zone in a
two-month period in Highway District 2, which covers 11 counties in
western Kentucky. He says a normal number is one or two incidents
each year.
He says driver inattention contributed in a number of the
accidents and urged motorists to slow down and pay attention while
driving through a work zone.

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