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ODOT employee struck while working along I-480 East in Brooklyn

It happened when the ODOT pothole patching crew’s attenuator – which is a device designed to absorb the impact when hit – was struck by a vehicle.

BROOKLYN, Ohio — An ODOT employee was taken to the hospital Wednesday night with non-life threatening injuries after officials say he was struck while inside a truck during work in Brooklyn.

ODOT officials tell 3News it happened along I-480 East at Ridge Road just before midnight. The ODOT pothole patching crew’s attenuator – which is a device designed to absorb the impact when hit – was struck by a vehicle.

“An ODOT employee was in the truck pulling the attenuator,” ODOT said.

ODOT also says they are checking to see if any traffic cameras captured the incident on video.

This is the seventh time a pothole patching crew has been struck this year, ODOT tells 3News, and the 77th time an ODOT worker, vehicle or piece of equipment had been struck.

No additional details were immediately available, but stay with 3News as we will update this story once more information is released.

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Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated ODOT story on April 20, 2022.

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