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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A road worker had to be airlifted Wednesday night after a car slammed into him while he was on the job.

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Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said it happened near SW 88th Street and 77th Avenue.

According to investigators, 23-year-old Felicia Levin was driving eastbound on Kendall Drive in her silver Ford Taurus when she hit a man who was working on the side of the road.

Witnesses said 50-year-old Jose Arias and a coworker were unloading street construction signs when the driver plowed right into him, wedging him between her car and their white company pickup truck.

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“I saw the gentleman on the floor with half his leg like severed,” said witness Jaime Gomez. “He was still alert, but he was in a lot of pain, he was screaming.”

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Arias suffered a severe leg injury and had to be rushed to Kendall Regional Hospital. His condition has not been released.

“I just feel disgusted in thinking maybe the person wasn’t paying attention to what they were doing, because there were two workers with their reflective gear on,” said Gomez. “How could she not see them? And we are not supposed to be going faster than 40 in this lane.”

Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating what caused the crash.

As for the driver, it is unclear if any charges will be filed against her.


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