Two separate accidents less than an hour apart in a construction zone on U.S. Highway 54 in Camden County led to multiple injuries mid-morning Monday. None of the injuries were described as serious.

Two separate accidents less than an hour apart in a construction zone on U.S. Highway 54 in Camden County led to multiple injuries mid-morning Monday. None of the injuries were described as serious.

The first collision occurring around 10:09 a.m. April 10 involved three vehicles 786 feet west of old Highway 54. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado were stopped in the westbound lane at the construction zone when a 2006 Freightliner box truck failed to stop, striking both pickups. The 2007 Silverado went off the left side of the roadway while the 2005 went off the right side. 

Dorlis J. Davis, 38, of Brumley and Rodrick Neuman, 54, of Iberia were occupants of the 2007 Silverado with Davis at the wheel. They both received injuries described as moderate by responding troopers and were taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment.

The driver of the 2005 Silverado - Joseph C. Allen, 40, of Tunis - was not reported as injured. 

David A. Brawley, 53, of Lebanon was the driver of the Freightliner. He received injuries described as minor in the report and was taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment.

The crash report indicated Davis and Allen were not wearing seat belts while Brawley and Neuman were.

The pickups had damage described as moderate while the Freightliner was listed as totaled.

The second crash occurred around 10:44 a.m. west of Cross Creek Road and involved another vehicle being struck as it was stopped due to construction.

According to the crash report, a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was stopped in the westbound lane for construction when it was struck in the rear by a 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport. The 2003 Silverado was being driven by Elizabeth V. Kaus, 24, of Camdenton and the Range Rover by Carriell A. Braam, 21, of Eldon.

Braam was not injured, the report states, but Kaus had injuries described as minor in the report. Kaus was taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment. 

The crash report indicated both drivers were wearing seat belts.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, pedestrian improvements is underway on Route 54 between Route 7 and Cecil Street. Occasional eastbound and westbound lane closures are likely. The project is scheduled for completion in late June.

MoDOT reminds motorists to buckle up, slow down, follow posted signs and drive safely through work areas.