Construction Worker Hit by Truck

JULY 7, 2005 -- A construction worker is in the hospital after being hit by a truck.

Robert Lakeman was struck on Gordon Road around midnight while on his way to help some people involved in a two car accident.

Lakeman was working construction nearby. He was wearing his safety vest and hard hat.

Authorities say John Mantegna hit Lakeman. They say he was intoxicated and they plan on charging him with DWI.

Lakeman is currently being treated at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. No other injuries were reported.