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MoDOT driver taken to hospital after crash on Northland highway

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Posted at 12:32 PM, Dec 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-09 14:16:35-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri Department of Transportation worker was taken to the hospital Wednesday after a crash in the Northland, according to MoDOT officials.

Markl Johnson, a spokesman for the agency, said the driver of a MoDOT buffer truck was involved in the crash, which occurred around noon at Missouri 152 and Interstate 29.

According to Johnson, a motorist cut off the buffer truck, and the driver slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting the other vehicle.

The MoDOT truck then struck a guardrail and a barrier wall, Johnson said.

On Wednesday afternoon, the driver was still in the hospital. The severity of their injuries was not immediately known.

Earlier, MoDOT said the motorist struck the buffer truck, but Johnson later clarified that the motorist did not strike the truck.

This is a developing story and will be updated with any new information.