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Driver taken to the hospital after SUV collides with TxDOT road grader in Abilene

Photo by Scott Martin/KTXS News: A Texas Department of Transportation road grader operator received a citation Monday after being involved in an accident at FM 18 and Highway 36 that sent an Abilene motorist to the hospital. It happened before 11 a.m. when the operator pulled out of a work zone and in front of a maroon Denali, which then collided with road grader.

ABILENE, Texas - A Texas Department of Transportation road grader operator received a citation Monday after being involved in an accident at FM 18 and Highway 36 that sent an Abilene motorist to the hospital.

It happened before 11 a.m. when the operator pulled out of a work zone and in front of a maroon Denali, which then collided with road grader.

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The driver of the Denali was taken to Abilene Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the road grader received a citation for turning left from the wrong lane, Abilene police spokesman Rick Tomlin said.

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