The Missouri House speaker said state representative Bill Lant has been hospitalized after a serious car accident.
In a Monday email to lawmakers and staff obtained by The Associated Press, House Speaker Todd Richardson said Lant was taken to an intensive care unit after an accident that morning.
Richardson said “there is reason to be optimistic at this time." He said Lant's family is waiting for more information on his condition.
Lant's office referred comment to the House chief clerk, who did not immediately return an AP request for comment Monday.