Motorcyclist hits construction flagman, reports FHP

Published: Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 7:58 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 7:58 a.m.

A man working in a road construction zone was hospitalized Wednesday night after he was hit by a motorcyclist, reported the Florida Highway Patrol.

Taken to Shands at the University of Florida with minor injuries was Earnest Lawrence Hall, 43, of Gainesville, FHP stated in a press release.

The accident happened about 6:35 p.m. on County Road 241 and Southwest 83rd Avenue.

Robert Eugene Sheppard, 64, of Archer was driving a 2009 Harley-Davidson south on CR 241 nearing the intersection with 83rd, according FHP.

A construction zone was set up in the southbound lane with signs a half-mile and a quarter-mile north of the zone warning southbound traffic.

Sheppard failed to see Hall, who was working as a flagman and was wearing reflective clothing, and hit Hall’s right side. Hall was taken to Shands at the University of Florida for treatment and Sheppard was cited for careless driving.

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