Virginia DOT employee hit by his own truck on off-ramp

Virginia DOT employee hit by his own truck on off-ramp

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Virginia state police say a Department of Transportation employee was struck by his own truck while he was assisting disabled motorists.

Police said Kenneth Scott Amerson was standing outside his truck at the bottom of the Interstate 664 off-ramp in Chesapeake late Thursday night when a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier ran off the roadway and struck the DOT truck. The impact pushed the truck into Amerson.

Amerson received non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. The driver of the Cavalier was taken to the same hospital with life-threatening injuries.