(WMC) - Two people in different Mid-South counties were sent to the hospital after being hit in construction zones on Tuesday afternoon.
A construction worker was airlifted to the Regional Medical Center after being hit in Fayette County, Tenn.
Tennessee Highway Patrol says the worker was flagging traffic in a paving zone on Highway 196 near Highway 64 when a vehicle hit him.
A woman driving a white SUV struck him; her vehicle came to a stop 200 feet away.
In Cordova, another construction worker was hit by a vehicle near a construction site near Hunters Rest Lane. Police say that worker was sent to the hospital, but a condition report is unavailable.
The Federal Highway Association gave these tips to help drivers safely navigate through construction zones.
- Keep your headlights on even if it's daytime
- Obey the posted speed limit
- Pay close attention when merging into traffic
- Stay alert and away from distractions
- Be patient