Construction worker injured after he was struck by a car in south of Ontario

A construction worker was struck in the face by a vehicle in southern Ontario Wednesday, police say.

It happened about 1:30 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 401 and Highway 9 near the town of Arco.

“The driver of the vehicle was apprehended by Arco Police and is facing a charge of careless driving,” police said in a statement.

A statement from Arco Mayor David Eades said the injured worker was taken to hospital for treatment.

“We are in the process of establishing the exact nature of the injury,” Eades told CBC News.

“It appears to be an accident.”

Arco, in the north of the province, is a rural community with just over 1,000 residents.

Eades was in Arco on Wednesday morning and said he has been speaking to members of the community about what happened.

He said he had spoken with one of the injured workers and that he was unsure if the driver was impaired.

The incident comes on the heels of a similar accident in July that left a construction worker with serious injuries.