Garbage Truck Hits Car Injuring Driver

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by Sam Clanton


NIXA, Mo. – A man from Springfield is hospitalized for treatment of serious injuries after his car is struck by a garbage truck on Highway 160 a half-mile north of Nixa.

State troopers say the driver of the garbage truck, 59-year-old Alfred Moore of Sparta, was eastbound at 11:30 this (Thursday) morning, when he failed to yield and struck an eastbound car driven by 34-year-old Christopher Blake of Springfield.

Blake was transported to Cox South Hospital in Springfield for treatment of life-threatening injuries.