A driver and Oklahoma Department of Transportation worker are in critical condition after an accident at Hwy 412 and 129th W. Ave. near Sand Springs.
According to Oklahoma High Patrol, just before 3 p.m. Tuesday, a driver headed westbound in the right lane hit a "cherry-picker truck" with an ODOT worker in the bucket of the vehicle.
OHP Trooper Kyle Borden said the worker was hanging new highway signage, about 12 feet in the air, when the westbound vehicle struck the construction vehicle parked on the right shoulder of the highway.
The worker was ejected about 15 feet. No other occupants were in the vehicle.
Both the driver and ODOT worker were taken to Tulsa-area hospitals.
OHP is investigating the cause of the accident. Borden said speed was not a factor, but DUI or inattentive driving may be.
"Based on the evidence, there were very little skid marks, so we can assume the driver did not see the [ODOT] vehicle."
The accident closed all westbound lanes for about an hour. Lanes were reopened just before 4 p.m.
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