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Photo: Jefferson City Police Department
Photo: Jefferson City Police Department

Jefferson City man hospitalized after crash with forklift

A Jefferson City man is seriously injured after a crash involving a forklift.

Police say the crash happened on Truman Boulevard near Highway 179 just before 7 a.m. Tuesday. Investigators say the forklift was stopped in traffic to make a left turn, without any rear lights on. That’s when Stephen Buersmeyer’s truck collided with the forklift in the rear.

Buersmeyer, 73, went to the hospital with serious injuries. The forklift driver, Jesse Schatz of Sullivan, Mo., was not hurt.

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