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Construction worker’s hand run over by a truck on work site

A Silverdale man ran over the hand of a construction worker with his truck Nov. 5 while driving through a “road closed” sign on Northwest Mountain View Road, blowing out a tire in the process.

Two men at a construction site on Mountain View Road were working in a ditch cut into the roadway at about 1:30 p.m. when a 22-year-old man driving a pickup truck drove past a “road closed” barricade and “straddled” over the ditch, smashing the hand of one of the workers, a 25-year-old who was bent over with his hand positioned at the edge of the ditch, according to sheriff’s reports.

The other man, a 29-year-old, told deputies that the truck continued over a second ditch and blew out its right front tire before making a u-turn and driving toward the workers again. The 25-year-old, whose hand was bloody, yelled at the driver, who said, “I’m so sorry” and drove away.

The workers followed the truck until they could write down its license plate number and the victim was taken to Harrison Medical Center in Silverdale.

When contacted by deputies, the 22-year-old driver said he asked the victim whether he could call 911 and was told to drive away.

He was arrested and booked into Kitsap County jail for investigation of a hit and run.

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