On Monday, 08/26/19 at approximately 2:05 PM, the driver of a dark colored or black SUV almost struck a PENN DOT highway flagger. The employee was conducting traffic control operations for the other crew members when the vehicle traveled towards him. The vehicle was traveling north on Old Reading Road at the time of this incident. The employee attempted to get the attention of the driver. The driver then accelerated towards the employee and the employee had to jump out of the way and into the ditch along the roadway to avoid being struck. The vehicle is believed to have the following characters in the registration plate; 853. The driver is believed to be a male, wearing sunglasses and possibly had a cloth (handkerchief) type cover on his head.
Anyone who may any information in identifying the suspect vehicle is requested to submit your tips through this application or call 570-799-5806.