Two Vandalia men were injured in a 2 vehicle accident on Tuesday afternoon in Effingham County. The accident occurred on Tuesday afternoon at 2:27 pm on Interstate 57 northbound at the Exit 160 exit ramp. Illinois State Police reports say that a vehicle driven by 58 year old Prakash L. Patel of Vandalia was stopped on the I-57 northbound exit ramp behind other traffic waiting to turn onto Keller Drive. State Police say the front of a semi-truck-trailer driven by 29 year old Daniel Ray Leggitt of Springfield, Arkansas struck the rear of Patel’s vehicle. Two passengers in Patel’s vehicle, 39 year old Matthew Alan Neuman and 52 year old Michael D. Mace, both of Vandalia, were transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital by EMS. Leggitt was ticketed for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident.