Pennsylvania Gaming Commission employees were injured in an ATV hit-and-run accident, officials said

Authorities said an employee of the Pennsylvania Gaming Commission suffered a serious leg injury in a hit-and-run incident involving an ATV in Schuylkill County on Monday.

The incident occurred at around 10:30 in the State Game Lands 326 area in Bryce Town, Newcastle Town and Butler Town.

Investigators said that an all-terrain vehicle driver ran over game committee employees at high speed. The victim was airlifted to the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. The employee was only identified as the gaming venue maintenance supervisor, and he helped improve roads in the area.

The collision occurred about 300 yards from the intersection of the Marons and Beaver Dam highway in Butler, on a gravel road leading to the playing field.

The victim was standing next to his working vehicle when he was hit. The ATV rider did not try to avoid him. IInvestigators said

Except for marked roads designated for their use, motor vehicles are prohibited from being used anywhere on state gaming land.

No other information about the ATV rider or vehicle was immediately provided.

Anyone with information that may help identify the rider can call (610) 926-3136 to the South East Regional Office of the Game Commission.

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