Westport construction worker seriously hurt after being hit by vehicle
WESTPORT - A construction worker on a paving project was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle on Route 1 Tuesday night.
At 9:13 p.m., officers responded to the area of 333 Post Road West on a report of a motor vehicle accident with serious injuries. The initial report was that the nature of the accident was vehicle versus pedestrian.
“Emergency responders located and rendered aid to a male victim that had been struck by a passing vehicle near an active work zone,” Lt. Anthony Prezioso said in a release.
The operator of the vehicle had been traveling eastbound on Post Road West at the time of the collision.
The driver remained at the scene to speak with officers and is fully cooperating with the investigation.
“The victim was identified as a worker associated with the ongoing construction project consisting of the repaving of Post Road West and a stretch of Post Road East. The victim sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash and was ultimately transported to Norwalk Hospital for further treatment.”
Members of the Westport police’s detective bureau and accident investigation team responded to the scene to conduct the investigation into the incident.
Representatives from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration also responded to the accident scene and are conducting an inquiry into the matter.
This required a closure of Post Road West in both directions of travel from the time of the incident until approximately 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
No charges have been made in connection with the accident which currently remains under active investigation by this department.