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Nebraska DOT employee struck by vehicle on state highway

Nebraska DOT employee struck by vehicle on state highway

Dakota City, Neb. —  A Nebraska Department of Transportation employee has suffered a broken leg after a vehicle struck him while he was flagging traffic on a state highway.

The Sioux City Journal reports that 73-year-old Gary Roost was hit while flagging traffic at 11:50 a.m. Thursday on Nebraska Highway 35 near Dakota City, between mile markers 56 and 57.

Roost was taken to a local hospital by ambulance.  The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office says the vehicle was driven by 88-year-old Irvin Schlickbernd, of Emerson. Schlickbernd was cited for disobeying a traffic control device and careless driving. He was not injured.

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