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Bobcat tips over in 3-vehicle Beltline crash

1 taken to hospital

MADISON, Wis. - A Bobcat and a trailer ended up tipped over in a lane of the Beltline during the Monday afternoon rush hour when a dump truck crashed into an SUV in front of it, according to a release from town of Madison police.

Officers were called at 4:56 p.m. to the eastbound Beltline at John Nolen Drive on a report of a crash.

Investigators said a dump truck towing a Bobcat on a trailer was traveling in the left lane at the posted speed limit when traffic in front of the dump truck abruptly slowed. The driver of the dump truck tried to swerve to the right to avoid hitting an SUV in front of it, but was unsuccessful. The SUV was pushed into a pickup truck in front of it.

The dump truck trailer the Bobcat tipped over on their sides, blocking the right lane exit to John Nolen Drive. All lanes of the Beltline were closed temporarily as crews worked to turn the trailer and Bobcat right side up.

The driver of the SUV was taken to a hospital for evaluation. The injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.

The driver of the dump truck was cited for failure to maintain control of a vehicle.

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