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Update: Man Injured In Tractor Crash Released From Hospital

The 59-year-old Sulphur Springs man sent to a Tyler hospital for injuries sustained following a tractor and vehicle collision New Year’s Eve has been released from the hospital, according to police reports.

The 59-year-old Sulphur Springs man was reportedly driving a tractor with required placards just before 5 p.m. Dec. 31, north on South Hillcrest Drive approaching the bridge when he was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by a Sulphur Springs woman. The contact caused the tractor to go to the right, causing the man to fall off. The tractor continued to the curb, returned to Hillcrest Drive where it made a half loop before resting in the ditch, according to police reports.

The woman and a small child in a child seat in the vehicle reportedly sustained bruising from the seat belt, but were reported to have no apparent serious injuries, according to police reports. She was issued citations and released. The tractor operator was transported to a Tyler hospital, where he was treated for injuries, which reportedly included a head injury, according to reports

The 59-year-old Sulphur Springs man was released from the hospital on Jan. 2, according to Sulphur Springs Police Cpl. Terry Miller.

Author: Faith Huffman

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