Man Injured in Construction Accident

Amarillo -- Just before 11 this morning, Amarillo Police responded to a road construction accident in the 8700 block of S Western on a Public Accident. 

A private contractor was working on road construction when the accident occurred. 

The unnamed 23-year-old employee was raking loose asphalt near a roller when another employee gets back into the roller to continue smoothing out the asphalt. 

The driver of the machine could not see the employee standing nearby and put the machine in gear and proceed to move forward. 

The roller ran over the mans foot knocking him down and continued for several more feet. 

The drivereventually stopped the machine. 

The injured employee was stabilized and transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. He did suffer multiple internal injuries and broken bones. 

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