ODOT workers taken to hospital after crash involving semi truck

Posted at 12:33 PM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 14:59:44-04

OKMULGEE COUNTY, Okla. -- Two Oklahoma Department of Transportation workers were taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after a crash involving a semi truck.

Officials said an ODOT truck was struck on Highway 75 just north of State Highway 16 just after 9:30 a.m.

The ODOT crew was working a sign repair job when their vehicle struck in the rear by the driver of a semi truck hauling a load of heavy steel beams. 

The ODOT workers were ejected from their vehicle and taken to Tulsa hospitals. Both workers are in stable condition, officials said. 

The ODOT driver, a 45-year-old man, had a broken arm and a 19-year-old passenger had a collapsed lung and broken collar bone. The injuries are expected to be non life-threatening. 

The semi truck driver refused treatment at the scene.

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