Verizon Worker Hit in Chatham While Repairing Line

Chatham, VA - A Verizon worker was hit by a vehicle while repairing some downed phone lines near Route 29 in Chatham Wednesday afternoon.

Virginia State Police responded to the scene a around 1:30 p.m.

Officials say Travis Carter, 22, veered off the road and hit the employee who was repairing lines that were damaged after a tractor trailer overturned last week.

Carter was charged with reckless driving.

The Verizon worker was transported to a local hospital with a leg injury, but he is expected to recover.