Council 13 calls for justice and work zone awareness following hit-and-run incident

Following the hit-and-run that injured a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) laborer in Cumberland County on Wednesday, April 13, AFSCME Council 13 is calling for justice for that worker through the apprehension of the driver.

The driver was in a gold 2-door Ford Ranger pickup truck. Anyone with information on the identity of the driver or surveillance footage in the area of the crash is asked to contact Sgt. Andrew Bassler at [email protected]twp.org or at 717-591-8240.

“Council 13 and the entire AFSCME family send their thoughts and prayers to the PennDOT worker and their family,” Council 13 Executive Director David Henderson said.

“This worker was simply doing their job before being struck by a reckless individual. Let this serve as an unwelcome reminder to slow down and be patient in these work zones so everyone can go home alive and in one piece at the end of the day.”

This despicable act comes during National Work Zone Awareness Week, which is held to bring national attention to motorist and worker safety.

Visit the FHWA Work Zone Management website at fhwa.dot.gov/workzones and the National Work Zone Safety Information website at nwzaw.org for more information and resources.

Thank you to the AFSCME members, and to every person, working to improve our roads and bridges, for the invaluable public service you provide. To everyone else, please drive carefully.