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Construction worker hit by another worker's vehicle in Jackson Township

Posted: 6:25 AM, Aug 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-14 07:10:28-04
Area where construction worker was hit in Jackson Township
Area where construction was hit in Jackson Township.

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A construction worker was released from the hospital with minor injuries after being hit by another construction worker who was backing up his vehicle in a construction zone in Jackson Township.

Jackson Township police said it happened on Wednesday along I-77 southbound near the Shuffel Road exit, just south of the Akron-Canton Airport.

Police said another construction worker was backing up his vehicle when it hit the construction worker.

The driver accidentally backed into the worker and was cited, police said.

Police said the lane was clearly marked as crews worked in the far left lane of I-77, with the two right lanes being open.

The construction worker who was hit was released from the hospital with minor injuries.

Ohio's law requires drivers to move over to an adjacent lane when approaching any vehicle with flashing or rotating lights parked on the roadside. It says drivers should slow down if moving over isn’t possible due to traffic, weather conditions or the lack of a second lane.