Pretrial Set After Construction Worker Hit

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GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio – A pretrial date on several charges has been set for the driver accused of hitting a construction worker.

It happened on Granger Road near I-480 in Garfield Heights Wednesday afternoon.

Police said Patricia White, 42, was impaired at the time.

The worker, who is an employee of Miller Cable Company, was struck while directing traffic, according to Garfield Heights police.

He was life-flighted to MetroHealth Medical Center with injuries to his head and legs. His condition is not known and his name has not been released.

A pretrial was scheduled for Sept. 25 at 1:30 p.m. for White’s OVI, no driver’s license and clear distance charges.

Her aggravated vehicular assault case has been bound over to the common pleas court.

Miller Cable Company, the company that employs the construction worker, confirmed he is one of their employees, but had no comment.

(FOX 8′s Kara Sutyak and Emily Valdez contributed to this report.)

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