Safety for road construction workers is again being discussed after an Overbook man was hurt in a construction zone accident in Franklin County on Thursday.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says 62-year-old William VanDorn was in a construction zone, flagging traffic for a non-injury accident on Kansas Highway 68 near Ottawa, when he was hit by a pickup driven by 73-year-old William McNish of Ottawa shortly before 9:30 am. McNish apparently didn't see VanDorn.
VanDorn was taken to KU Med for treatment. The hospital has not released his condition. VanDorn was working for a private contractor.
State highway officials routinely tell drivers to watch for workers in construction zones. This month, the state has also been taking part in a Move Over America information campaign to highlight the need for giving construction workers extra attention while on the road.