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Jefferson City driver hurt after crashing into heavy equipment

A Jefferson City Police Department police cruiser.
ABC 17 News
A Jefferson City Police Department police cruiser.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

A Jefferson City man had serious injuries after a vehicle crash Tuesday morning.

The Jefferson City Police Department Traffic Unit responded to a vehicle crash in the 2900 block of West Truman Boulevard around 6:52 a.m. on Tuesday, the department said in a news release.

A piece of heavy equipment known as a telehandler stopped in traffic to make a left turn, without any rear lights or signals on, according to the news release. A 2007 Chevrolet Silverado rear-ended the tractor.

The Silverado driver, Stephen Buersmeyer, 73, had to be extricated from the truck by the Jefferson City Fire Department, police said. Buersmeyer was taken by ambulance to a Columbia hospital for serious injuries, police said. The Silverado was totaled in the collision and towed from the scene.

The telehandler driver did not report any injuries and was able to drive the tractor from the scene, police said.

Officers reported that both of the drivers were wearing their seatbelts.

Josie Anglin

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