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Woman sustains life threatening injuries after striking VDOT truck and injuring worker, State Police say

Woman sustains life threatening injuries after striking VDOT truck and injuring worker, State Police say
Posted at 8:15 AM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 16:54:17-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – A woman sustained life-threatning injuries following a crash in Chesapeake that involved two vehicles and a VDOT worker, who was struck by his own vehicle after it was pushed into him.

The crash happened at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday. According to Virginia State Police, Smart Traffic/VDOT worker Kenneth Scott Amerson exited his VDOT truck to assist several disabled vehicles when he was struck at the bottom of the Interstate 664 off-ramp to Route 58. He had activated the emergency warning lights prior to exiting his vehicle.

The driver of the other vehicle, 28-year-old Indiana woman Virginia Mae Woods, suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash and was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Amerson suffered non-life threatening injuries and was also taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

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