FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO — A 31-year-old man was injured Friday afternoon after a distracted-driving collision involving one vehicle on U.S. Highway 50 near east Union, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The accident happened in the westbound lanes of US-50 west of East Denmark Road at around 12:17 p.m.
The man was at the wheel of a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer going westbound on the highway when he became distracted by the in-car radio controls as his vehicle approached stopped traffic in a work zone. To avoid crashing into the stop traffic, the driver veered to the right, causing the Trailblazer run off the roadway and strike a ditch.
The man was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital Washington with moderate injuries.
The Trailblazer sustained extensive damages and was towed from the scene.
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