Authorities say the incident occurred at approximately 6:40 p.m. as 34-year-old Andrew Ramos, a road worker for A-Del Construction Company, was placing construction barrels on Kirkwood Highway westbound in the area of RT 141, setting up a construction zone for ongoing road work.
As Ramos was placing the barrels near the right shoulder, he was struck from behind by a vehicle described as a white Ford Pickup Truck (F-150/F-250), authorities say.
The truck then fled westbound on Kirkwood Highway.
Ramos was transported to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police say Ramos was wearing a reflective vest and helmet while working in the construction zone.
Troopers are attempting to locate the driver and vehicle that fled and request anyone with information in reference to this incident, are asked to contact Troop 6 at 302-633-5000 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Information may also be provided via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com