VDOT worker hit by pickup truck while responding to crash on I-64

Posted at 7:24 AM, Feb 28, 2017

NORFOLK, Va. – A safety service patrol worker contracted with VDOT was hit while working a crash on I-64 at the Little Creek exit, according to Virginia State Police.

It happened while Virginia State Police were working a four vehicle crash with injuries Tuesday around 6 a.m.

The worker, Smart Traffic employee William Riggs, was coning off the area when a “possibly” burgundy-red late model Ford 150 Truck with an unknown state registration cut through the coned area, hitting Riggs with its side view mirror.

The driver drove away from the scene.

Riggs suffered minor non-life threatening injuries. He is up and walking but will be evaluated.

Norfolk Police, as well as the military bases in the area, have been asked to put a broadcast out to their units for the suspect vehicle.

Troopers are still investigating the incident.

Anyone with information on the possible suspect vehicle with damage to the passenger side view mirror is asked to contact State Police at (757)424-6800 or