A 46-year-old state Transportation Department worker was seriously injured when he was struck by a car driven into a Salem road construction project.
Salem police say Philip Lane of Corvallis, Ore., was standing on the side of Kuebler Boulevard by Interstate 5 when he was struck by a westbound car.
The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports the car continued until it struck the back of a street sweeper, causing substantial damage.
Lane and the 17-year-old driver were transported by medics to Salem Hospital. The teenager had what police called minor injuries.
Police say alcohol consumption by the driver appears to be a major contributing factor and criminal charges are pending.
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