Caught on video: Man run over on the job

Man sustained a fractured rib, muscle pains and road rash

Construction worker Travis Roberts had eight cones surrounding him when a driver ran him over Friday. January 25, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)
Construction worker Travis Roberts had eight cones surrounding him when a driver ran him over Friday. January 25, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)

CANBY, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A construction worker is recovering after a crash Friday that was caught on camera — but deputies said they likely won’t cite the driver.

Travis Roberts was working in a manhole in a parking lot off of Beaverton Hillsdale Highway and Oleson Rd. when the incident occurred. Roberts said he had about eight cones surrounding him when a driver went into the restricted area and ran him over.

Surveillance video shows construction worker as he is run over by vehicle. January 25, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)
Surveillance video shows construction worker as he is run over by vehicle. January 25, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)

“I couldn’t put it together that it actually happened, I was just in shock and startled,” Roberts told KOIN 6 News.

Two days after the incident, Roberts said he is still in extreme pain. He suffered from a fractured rib, muscle pains and road rash.

“How I feel looking at it, just amazed I’m sitting here alive and not worse off, paralyzed” Roberts said.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office said they likely cannot cite the driver for reckless driving because it happened on private property.

Roberts said he hopes his story brings awareness to drivers, and reminds them to pay more attention to what is on the road ahead of them.

“Mostly I want people to be aware of their surroundings and to be cautious of everything,” Roberts said. “There’s no need to be in a giant rush for everything.”

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