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Road Worker Run Over by Semi-Tractor Trailer Airlifted to Trauma Center

BROOKSVILLE – A road construction worker suffered traumatic injuries this afternoon, when a semi-tractor trailer reportedly ran over him at the intersection of South Broad Street and Powell Road.

According to witnesses, the unidentified male was operating a piece of equipment on the northeast corner of the intersection, when a semi attempted to turn north from the westbound lanes of Powell Road. The truck undercut the turn and ran over the worker, causing unknown injuries.

The victim was airlifted to a nearby trauma center, where his condition remains unknown at this time.

One witness says the victim appeared to be alert and talking to rescue personnel before he was transported by ambulance to a landing zone.

An official report has not been released by the Florida Highway Patrol.

UPDATE: 7/20/2015, 5:40 P.M. – According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 35-year-old Jeremy Jerod Rushing of Bushnell sustained serious injuries, after a tractor-trailer driven by 45-year-old Michael Blair McLendon of Tampa, pinned Rushing against an asphalt milling machine.

McLendon was cited for Careless Driving.

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  • d,a,b’s m.o.t crew did everything right,,,flagger did everything right in accordance to the law,BUT I will say,,that intersection should have been a nite ops,,,,,and yes plenty of other vehicles including tractor trailers went threw that intersection just fine that day

    Friday, 24 July 2015, 3:55 am
  • due u think he was the oleny truck driver that made that turn that day befor that happen..?? HELL NO…

    Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 10:19 pm
  • From some of the comments it sounds like MOT (maintenance of traffic) signs, cones etc…might not have been setup properly. Who is inspecting the work area? Prayers to the worker…..

    Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 8:19 pm
  • DAB….do it again boys…YOU workers are like turtles…SLOW….but THEN you get what you pay for…minimum PAY for minimum work….weeell Gomer yall gunna taaake allll daaaay???….suuuuure….aaam gotta git meee a sick pax oolf myyy beest….Busch beer…yeehaw….

    Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 7:34 pm
  • The driver should be aware of surroundings at all times..After all he should be thoughtful of his own safety as well…driving a tractor you should be focused at all times. So let’s not blame the flag get who is flagging vehicles from every direction.

    Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 4:10 pm
  • y’all should let the cops know about the flagger and the problem that she caused

    Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 1:56 pm
  • Agree with Mike! That area is a mess and not clearly marked either.

    Monday, 20 July 2015, 8:24 pm
  • I was out there today and saw the whole thing the flagger out there should be held responsible for letting the semi go .
    There is no way that semi could have made that tight of a turn. The semi driver should not be at fault.

    Monday, 20 July 2015, 8:03 pm
  • I hope the fellow recovers.
    That has to be one of the largest intersections in Brooksville, but it is at an odd angle.

    Monday, 20 July 2015, 6:38 pm
  • I was right in front of the truck. If anyone is to blame it us the flagger! She knew full well where the worker was. She made me drive right next to the milling machine with the worker squeezed in between my little Subaru and the machine. There is no possible way that truck could have made the turn. The way they have the temporary cones are a complete disaster. Thoughts to all involved.

    Monday, 20 July 2015, 5:34 pm
  • I drive there every day it gets confusing they switch which lanes are closed rvery other day

    Monday, 20 July 2015, 5:18 pm
  • Hope he can recover from in injuries

    Monday, 20 July 2015, 4:17 pm
  • Somebody is probably going to lose their job and CDL. hope the worker is ok

    Monday, 20 July 2015, 4:04 pm
  • Will say it was very confusing this morning and even worse about an hour ago..

    Monday, 20 July 2015, 3:02 pm

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