New York State Police are reminding motorists to move over in work zones or they could be in for more than a possible ticket. 

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That’s evidenced by a crash this week that left a car mangled in a construction zone on Interstate 81 south in Cortland County. 

State Police say at around 1:31 p.m. September 22, a vehicle operated by a 36-year-old man from Kirkville, New York was traveling south when it entered the work zone and failed to merge left in the area between exits 9 and 10 in the Town of Lapeer. 

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The vehicle hit a construction vehicle with a highway impact attenuator, which is a device intended to reduce damage resulting from a motor vehicle collision.  The construction trailer had hazard lights activated. 

The driver complained of neck pain but was not taken to the hospital and no workers were hurt.