Rolla Man Injured While Working Along Laclede County Road

A 54-year-old Rolla man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident at 2:15 Thursday afternoon on Highway F, one mile north of Sleeper in Laclede County. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that a tractor-trailer driven by 73-year-old Marion R. Bishop of Urbana was approaching a construction zone and was unable to stop due to a mechanical problem and struck a skid steer operated by 54-year-old Douglas S. Sidwell of Rolla who was working in the roadway. Sidwell was transported to Mercy Hospital in Springfield.