Worker hit by car while directing traffic

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Worker hit by car while directing traffic

A Baldwyn construction worker who was directing traffic Friday morning on East Main Street was struck by a passing car.

Freddie Bean, 33, was in the North Mississippi Medical Center Friday afternoon with a fractured left leg, multiple dental fractures and multiple contusions and abrasions.

The accident occurred shortly before 9 a.m. on East Main Street about a quarter of a mile west of the Eason Boulevard intersection in front of Richardson’s Restaurant and the Tupelo Children’s Mansion.

Bean was standing in the middle of roadway directing traffic around the road crew when he was hit by the car. Bean had on an orange reflective jacket and was also holding a stop/slow sign used to direct traffic, said Capt. Robert Comer of the Tupelo Fire Department.

Bean was not trapped under the car but was lying under the edge of the car’s left fender when emergency workers arrived.

The 85-year-old driver was not cited in the incident.

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