1cb2076HALLTOWN, Mo – A large accident Monday afternoon, September 7, 2015 involved nearly 50 vehicles in the Springfield area.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, 26 separate accident reports were filed in the area of Halltown in Lawrence County.  KY3 news reports, a series of accidents were started when traffic suddenly slowed because of heavy rainfall, resulting in the initial rear-ending of several vehicles in the westbound lanes of I-44.  Subsequent traffic attempted avoidance maneuvers, leading to more accidents and the additional impeding of eastbound traffic.

Most injuries were minor, however, two serious injuries were reported.