With the amount of traffic on Route 7 coupled with the numerous construction projects, it is often surprising that more workers on the highway are not injured. On September 1, the Vermont State Police responded to the report of a construction-zone flagger who had been hit by a car near Wildwood Way in Charlotte. John Reya of Middlebury was sideswiped by a passing vehicle as he directed traffic around construction. Fortunately, Reya sustained only minor cuts and abrasions and was not taken to the hospital. He works for Kubricky Construction based in Wilton, New York.