Driver Fishing for Change Hits Work Crew: CHP

Caltrans, probationary workers struck on Interstate 15

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    A Caltrans employee and county probationary worker on roadside cleanup detail were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after they were hit by an out-of-control driver on Interstate 15.

    The accident happened just after 10:30 a.m. Thursday on I-15 north between state Route 94 and the Interstate 805 interchange. According to investigators with the California Highway Patrol, a woman driving a white Infiniti was in the slow lane "fishing for change in her car" when she lost control and veered toward the Caltrans crew.

    Driver Fishing for Change Hits Work Crew: CHP

    [DGO] Driver Fishing for Change Hits Work Crew: CHP
    A Caltrans employee and county probationary worker on roadside cleanup detail were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after they were hit by an out-of-control driver on Interstate 15. (Published Thursday, Sep 10, 2009)

    The car clipped a Caltrans van and then hit the two people. The impact was severe enough that the front windshield of the Infiniti was knocked out. The car's left wheel came off and a portion of the axle snapped off. There was also significant damage to the car's hood and roof. 

    The driver of the vehicle was also transported to a hospital. Her condition is not known.

    Five people were in the roadside crew, including three probationary workers.