A multi-vehicle accident left all lanes of eastbound Interstate 64 closed on Monday afternoon. According to authorities, the accident occurred after 1:00 p.m. on eastbound I-64, just past Vandeventer Avenue. The Missouri Department of Transportation closed two left lanes on the highway causing bumper-to-bumper traffic for several hours. Two people were reportedly injured in the accident, stemming from a chain reaction caused by a distracted driver. Officials say two people were transported to a nearby hospital and one driver is in critical condition. The other driver is now in stable condition. The accident is still under investigation, according to officials.
Many Missouri drivers become a victim on the roadways due to other distracted motorist. One of the most common reasons for distracted driving is mobile device use. Missouri remains one of the few states that allows cell phone use behind the wheel. Auto accidents stemming from distracted drivers is an epidemic in Missouri, leaving thousands injured every year.
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