Around a dozen police cars blocked off parts of York Street on Monday morning after a man was struck by a vehicle. 

A City of Aiken sanitation employee was hit by a vehicle Monday morning on York Street near the Vocational Rehabilitation Department, according to Aiken Public Safety.

"At 9:53 a.m. we received a report of a collision involving a city employee," said Lt. Jake Mahoney with the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

Mahoney said the worker was working off the sanitation truck when he was hit. During a Monday night City Council work session, City Manager Stuart Bedenbaugh said the employee is in intensive care at University Hospital.

The driver of the vehicle has been charged with driving too fast for conditions, according to Trooper First Class Tyler Tidwell with the South Carolina Highway Patrol. 

"South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the collision due to the fact that it was a city employee," Mahoney said, adding that the Aiken Public Safety collision team will be doing a thorough reconstruction of the collision to go along with Highway Patrol's investigation.

Lindsey Hodges is a general assignment reporter at the Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star. Follow her on Twitter at @LindseyNHodges.