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[ISP] INDOT Worker Struck by Hit and Run Vehicle
Start Date: 7/19/2012Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 7/19/2012End Time: 11:59 PM
Entry Description

Indianapolis, IN- An Indiana Department of Transportation worker received minor injuries early this morning when he was struck by a vehicle on the Indianapolis west side.

Early this morning, July 19th, at 12:53 a.m., Indiana State Police responded to a hit and run crash on I-70 WB at the 76.4 mm. (Between Holt and Sam Jones Expressway)

Preliminary investigation revealed that Terrance Abernathy, 23, was working in the construction zone when he was struck in the left arm by a blue SUV. The SUV lost the left side mirror as a result of the crash and continued WB on I-70.

Abernathy was transported to Med Check by an INDOT supervisor where he was treated and released.

Anyone with information concerning this crash should call the Indiana State Police Indianapolis Post at (317) 899-8577.

 The Indiana State Police encourage all motorists to drive responsibly and voluntarily comply with Indiana’s traffic laws. Troopers offer these tips to keep all workers and drivers in construction zones safe.

• Watch for orange “Road Construction Ahead” signs and be prepared to react to stopped or slowing traffic. Follow all lane restrictions as posted.
• Do not tailgate and keep your brakes maintained so you can stop in time. Most injuries and deaths in work zones are caused by rear-end collisions. Obey the posted work zone speed limit.
• Do not cut other vehicles off or change lanes across solid white lines. Signal all lane changes.
• Make sure all occupants in your vehicle are properly secured with a seat belt or child safety seat. Seat belts save lives and help prevent minor crashes from becoming major catastrophes.
• Do not engage in distracting behavior such as talking on a cell phone, texting, changing radio stations, eating, applying makeup, or talking to passengers, especially in construction zones.
Drivers are encouraged to avoid the congested road conditions often associated with construction zones by seeking alternate routes of travel.  Drivers can learn the locations of road construction zones before they depart by calling INDOT’s TrafficWise at 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or on the internet at Portable and permanent electronic message signs are also utilized to communicate messages to the public.

Investigating Officer: Trooper Shaun Rawlins, Indiana State Police.

Assisting Agency- Indiana Department of Transportation

Contact Information:
Name: Sgt. Rich Myers
Phone: (317) 899-8252
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