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Caltrans Worker Edward Holgersen Struck by Car While on Duty in Sonoma County

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Edward Holgersen, the Caltrans worker who was struck by a car while working.

Holgerson was standing behind a line of cones conducting traffic control for a construction crew on the Murray Road overpass of U.S. Highway 101 when he was hit by a 1998 Cadillac sedan. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he is currently stable in an intensive care unit. Holgerson is married with four children.

The driver of the Cadillac was identified as 84-year-old George Hurt, of McKinleyville. The California Highway Patrol stated that drugs or alcohol do not appear to be a factor, but the accident is still under investigation.

As advocates for pedestrian safety, we encourage drivers to look out for workers on highways and to slow down in cone zones.

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