The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported two-vehicle injury accident that sent 5 people to the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

The accident occurred around 2:47 Tuesday afternoon, in Lafayette County, on MO-23, just south of Goodwin Road. A 2015 Ford Focus was getting ready to make a left hand turn, when a 2012 Chevy Impala failed to stop behind the Focus and struck the rear of the Focus.

The Focus then crossed the center of the roadway, and traveled off the left side of the road. The Focus then returned to the roadway, crossed the center again, and traveled off the right side of the road, before finally coming to rest in a ditch.

A total of five people were injured in the accident.

The driver of the Focus, 52-year old Patricia A. Green, of Higginsville, was taken to Lafayette Regional Hospital, by EMS, for the treatment of moderate injuries.

Four people in the Impala, all of them from Marshall, were taken to different hospitals with varying degrees of injuries.

28-year old Sucy Ramisin, and 24-year old Entirick F. Salmatau, were taken to I-70 Medical Center for the treatment of moderate injuries.

23-year old Repa Sammy was taken to Research Medical Center, by Lifeflight, for the treatment of serious injuries. And 20-year old Kesthallem Umwech was taken to St. Lukes’s Medical Center, by Lifeflight, for the treatment of serious injuries.