A flagger in a construction zone was airlifted after being struck by a car on Highway 299 east of Redding Monday afternoon. At 1:45PM Jeff Wierzbicki was doing traffic control with a handheld stop/slow sign on the highway near Ingot a little east of Oak Run Road. The 54-year-old worker was at the east end of the construction zone and had just turned his sign around to the slow side to allow westbound traffic through. Two cars passed by and then 25-year-old Jesse Broadway of Shingletown, going at least 25 miles an hour, hit Wierzbicki with the front of his Honda, throwing him onto the hood and into the windshield. The car continued a short distance before it slowed to a stop and dropped Wierzbicki to the ground. A CHP helicopter carried him to mercy hospital with injuries described as moderate. The CHP determined that no drugs or alcohol were involved. The highway was blocked in both directions for a short time.