COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ore. – A road worker suffered serious injuries after he was struck by an SUV Tuesday afternoon.

A man was doing paving work for a private company near milepost 6 on Apiary Road when he was hit by the SUV and pinned between the vehicle and paving equipment, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said. The collision was reported at 12:30 p.m.

The worker suffered serious injuries to the lower half of his body and was flown to a Portland hospital. The sheriff’s office was not sure if his injuries were life-threatening.

The driver was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Oregon State Police is investigating. Apiary Road in the area of the collision is closed in both directions.