State Patrol seeking hit and run driver, construction worker breaks leg

8:42 AM, Aug 23, 2013   |    comments
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NEW BRIGHTON, Minn. - The Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol are asking for the public's help in finding the driver of a vehicle that struck and injured a highway construction worker Wednesday night. 

The incident happened around 9:50 p.m. on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 694, west of the ramp from the interstate to Long Lake Road in New Brighton.

The vehicle is described as a black Honda sedan. Authorities say the suspect was driving in a closed lane from the Silver Lake Road exit when the driver hit a worker who was cutting concrete. 

Authorities say the car continued driving and exited the closed ramp to Long Lake Road while dodging barricades, saws and other equipment. 

At the top of the ramp, the car crossed the grass median to drive around barricades and turned right onto Long Lake Road. 

The Honda Sedan sustained extensive damage to the front end.

According to officials, the construction worker suffered a broken leg. He was released from the hospital Thursday afternoon.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Minnesota State Patrol at 651-582-1511.

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