Two Minnesota Department of Transportation vehicles have been struck by motorists in the past week, including a crash that occurred in a work zone on Monday afternoon.
The crashes serve as reminders to motorists of the importance of paying attention and following directions in work zones to ensure their own safety and that of the MnDOT workers.
No serious injuries have been reported, but both the motorists' vehicles and MnDOT vehicles sustained damage.
In the crash on August 4th, a MnDOT road painting crew was working on I-90 west of Highway 63 near the Stewartville exit. A westbound car struck the second support vehicle serving as a protection barrier on the highway behind the westbound painting crew. Minor injuries were reported.
On August 11th, a car in a work zone on Highway 52 in south Rochester struck a passing truck. The collision forced the truck into the work zone where crews were at work, striking an unoccupied MnDOT vehicle.