Hinton Fire Department Will Host Boot Drive For DOH Employee Recovering After Car Accident

HINTON, WV (WOAY) – The Hinton Fire Department will have a boot drive on Saturday, November 17th, 2018 from 12 pm – 2 pm in front of the Lifeline Church.

All proceeds will go to help Justin Dawson with expenses during his recovery. Justin is the DOH employee who was hit when assisting a motorist on the side of the road. He is also a volunteer Firefighter in Hinton.

If  you are unable to attend you can make a donation to the following:

Laura Lilly Assistant Executive Director
Hinton Hope Foundation
P O Box 562 Hinton, WV. 25951

UPDATE: (10/21/2018 at 9:00 am) BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) – A VDOT worker struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning has been identified.

Justin Dawson was assisting a disabled motorist on I-77 when a vehicle veered off the road and struck him.

The impact instantly severed his left leg below the knee and his right foot. He was flown to CAMC trauma for immediate surgery.  He will have another surgery in a couple days to amputate more of both legs. 

There is  a go fund me page set up for those that would like to help with medical expenses: https://www.gofundme.com/justin-dawson

Charges on pending on the driver, Mark Musselman.

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) – A VDOT worker was struck Tuesday morning at the East River Mountain Tunnel in Bluefield, West Virginia.

According to Trooper Filer with West Virginia State Police, a VDOT worker was helping a stranded motorist on the shoulder, when a vehicle traveling northbound, struck him and a VDOT truck. The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Mark Musselman. The worker was transported to  Charleston Area Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Charges against Musselman are pending.

Stay with WOAY NewsWatch for further updates on this developing story.

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