Two injured in Highway 49 accident

By Jeff Daley

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Jones County woman and a Lamar County man were injured in a two car accident late Wednesday morning.

The accident occurred at around noon on Highway 49 South just north of Pearl River Community College.

A Mazda Tribute and a Chevy Malibu were headed north bound. The female driver of the Tribute swerved to avoid a third vehicle that had crossed in her path. The Tribute struck the Malibu then left the road rolled over and came to rest on its roof. The unidentified female had to be extricated from her vehicle.

Both drivers were transported to Forrest General Hospital. Their injuries were reported to be non-life threatening.

The driver of the third vehicle left the scene of the accident.

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