FAIRFAX CO., VA — Virginia State Police need your help tracking down the driver of a pickup truck that hit a VDOT Safety Services Patroller (SSP).
On Wednesday morning, a VDOT SSP had been called to helped a disabled vehicle on the southbound shoulder of I-495. As the patroller was getting back on his truck, police say, a blue Ford F-150 pickup swerved into the right shoulder striking the VDOT employee. VSP says the truck refused to stop and continued southbound on I-495.
Police says the VDOT employee had his amber emergency lights on his truck when he was struck. The 34-year-old was able to report the incident over his radio and he was taken to a nearby hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Detectives say the F-150 may have damage to its front passenger side. If anyone saw this incident or has information on the suspect’s truck you’re asked to call Virginia State Police by calling #77 or by dialing 703-803-0026.
State police wants to remind all drivers of the Virginia’s MOVE OVER law, which was enacted in 2002. The state law says drivers have to yield the right-of-way or reduce speed when approaching stationary emergency vehicles on highways – to include vehicles with amber, blue and red flashing emergency lights.