SCDOT worker hit along I-85 remains in hospital in critical condition

Road worker hit along I-85
Road worker hit along I-85(Viewer submitted photo)
Published: May. 25, 2022 at 9:35 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 2, 2022 at 11:05 AM EDT
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Troopers with South Carolina Highway Patrol say a SHEP worker was hit while clearing debris on I-85 on May 25.

The worker was hit at 7:30 a.m. along I-85 near exit 75 southbound, according to troopers.

SCDOT SHEP (State Highway Emergency Program) assists motorists whose vehicles are experiencing mechanical problems and provides support and assistance to emergency response teams during incidents.

We’re told the worker is still living but is seriously injured.

SC Cares, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting SCDOT employees in times of need, created a donation page for the injured employee.

On the page, the organization mentioned that the employee remains in the hospital in critical but stable condition as of June 2.

“Although he has a long road of recovery ahead, we are grateful that our SCDOT family member is progressing well and will be able to go home to his family when this ordeal is over,” said the organization.  “Thankfully, he is expected to recover.”

Road worker hit on I-85
Road worker hit on I-85(SCHP)

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