Tree trimmer hit by a truck while trying to avoid it

Mineola, TX – A man trimming trees was sent to the hospital after being hit by a truck. According to the preliminary investigation, a pickup truck was traveling westbound on FM 49 when the driver encountered a tree trimmer worker on the road with an orange cone and a sign.

The driver of the pickup truck swerved in order to avoid hitting the tree trimmer. At that same time, the tree trimmer jumped to avoid the truck. The pickup and the man on the ground moved in the same direction and the tree trimmer was struck.

The tree trimmer was injured in the crash and was airlifted to ETMC in Tyler. DPS has released no other information.

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