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Highway Worker Hit by Car, Hospitalized

Raquel Lamal

Highway Worker Hit by Car, Hospitalized

CREATED Jul. 17, 2013

HOWARD, Wis. -- A Brown County Highway Maintenance employee is in the hospital after a hit and run in Howard.  Now deputies are asking for your help to find the driver.  

According to the Public Works Department the employee was hit while cleaning up the road.   He was removing a paint can from the street when he called police, after waking up on the side of the road.  

Cars whiz by on Packerland Drive in Howard, but at 10:30 this morning a highway maintenance worker came face to face with one.  

"As he was going to pick up the debris a car came along and hit him," said Robert Bousley.  Bousley is the operations manager for the Brown County Public Works.  

The man, whose name is not being released, walked out on the road to pick up a paint can, but it's what happened after he was hit that troubles his boss, Robert Bousley most.

 "Nobody stopped to render assistance," said Bousley.  With no one to offer any help, investigators have little to base their investigation on.

"We're looking for a gray car and it was last seen north bound on Packerland Drive near Memorial, just south of 29 a little bit," said Captain Randy Shultz with the Brown County Sheriff's Department.  

Deputies say usually in cases like this accidents are caused by inattentive driving.  For Bousley, he's just glad no one was seriously hurt.  "People just need to pay attention and slow down.  That's the biggest thing is if they see yellow flashing lights just slow down.  Move over and slow down," said Bousley.  

Deputies are asking if you have any information on this accident to call the Brown County Sheriff's Department.