Road surveyor hit on Mike Padgett

Richmond County authorities are investigating a crash that sent one man to the hospital.

According to Richmond County sheriff’s Maj. Richard Weaver, a woman was traveling on the 3800 block of Mike Padgett Highway around 10 a.m. today when she struck a road surveyor with her vehicle.

Weaver said the woman realized too late that the surveyor was partially in the roadway.

She hit the brakes and swerved to avoid him but struck him with the side of her vehicle.

The victim, whose name has not been released, has been transported to Medical College of Georgia Hospital. The extent of his injuries are not known at this time, Weaver said.

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