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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