NEMO driver hits rear of 18-wheeler while trying to pass it

    State troopers said the crash happened early Thursday morning on Highway 36, one-tenth of a mile west of Anabel, Missouri. (MGN Online)<p>{/p}

    A northeast Missouri driver was injured early Thursday morning after his car rammed into the back of the tractor-trailer he was attempting to pass.

    The crash happened at 4:30 a.m. on Highway 36, just west of Anabel, Missouri.

    Troopers said a car driven by Phillip Bradshaw, 27 of Shelbyville, Missouri, struck the rear of the 18-wheeler he was trying to overtake.

    Bradshaw suffered moderate injuries during the impact. He was wearing a seat belt.

    He was taken by private auto to Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, for treatment.

    The truck driver, Martin Griffiths, 67, of Callao, Missouri, was not hurt.

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