Road surveyor hit on Mike Padgett

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 12:12 PM
Last updated 2:12 PM
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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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AutumnLeaves 12/13/11 - 03:04 pm
I hope he will be okay.

I hope he will be okay. Judging by the way I've observed people are driving their vehicles while distracted, impaired and/or yakking on their cell phones, the roads are being overrun by drivers who are like bulls in a china shop. Please be careful out there.

InChristLove 12/13/11 - 07:10 pm
AutumnLeaves, article states

AutumnLeaves, article states "Weaver said the woman realized too late that the surveyor was partially in the roadway." Maybe this time it wasn't the fault of the driver. Why in the world would the surveyor be partway in the road, especially on a busy highway as this. I hope he is okay and he is lucky she only hit him with the side of the vehicle and not head on.

KSL 12/13/11 - 07:16 pm
Believe it or not, they do

Believe it or not, they do have to take shots from points in a highway or measure from the curb to the centerline. Now you can go through the DOT and get a temporary permit and inconvenience drivers for hours and hours for just a minute or two of work.

CobaltGeorge 12/14/11 - 10:27 am
Good Morning America. Hasn't

Good Morning America.

Hasn't Mike Padgett Highway been in the news more than others lately?
I have always cut my speed down in half when I see a surveying crew working a road way. Let hope she saw the warning signs and slowed down...

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