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RICHMOND, Va. — An accident involving eight vehicles on West Broad Street, near the Science Museum of Virginia, backed up traffic Friday afternoon. The wreck happened around 1:15 p.m. on Broad near Mulberry Street.

Police believe the driver had a medical event which may have caused the driver to lose consciousness.

All three lanes of eastbound Broad appeared to be blocked. Three people were taken to the hospital with injuries described as non-life threatening. Drivers were advised to avoid the area.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation. This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can submit a news tip here.