CLEVELAND — An Ohio Department of Transportation truck was hit Monday while crews were actively working in a zone on I-480 westbound near Lee Road, according to ODOT.
Shortly after 1 a.m., crews were busy filling potholes on I-480 westbound at Lee Road when a vehicle rammed into their work zone and crashed into the back of the worker protection truck.
The car caught fire after it hit the protection truck.
The right three lanes were closed for an investigation.
An ODOT spokesperson said this is at least the 70th time this year that ODOT equipment or crew members have been hit.
If your car is damaged by a pothole that ODOT hasn’t filled yet, drivers can file a claim online. Click here to file.
Ohio law requires all drivers to move over one lane when passing any vehicle with flashing or rotating lights parked on the roadside. If moving over isn't possible, drivers are expected to slow down.
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