98 East accident injures Collinsville woman

By Jeff Daley jdaley@wdam.com

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Collinsville woman was injured in a one vehicle rollover accident on Highway 98 East in Hattiesburg Monday morning.

The accident occurred around 9:00 a.m. near the Elks Lake Road on ramp.

The unidentified female driver was heading east in the left hand lane when a white tractor trailer pulled into her lane from her right forcing her to lose control of her vehicle.

The Avalanche crossed into the median and flipped over coming to rest in the west bound lane.

Several passing motorists stopped and rushed to her aid. They were able to extricate her from the pick-up and care for her until police and medics reached the scene.

She was transported to Forrest General. Her injuries are described as non-life threatening.

A Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesperson said the White Tractor Trailer left the scene of the accident without stopping. They are asking any witnesses to come forward if they have any information on the tractor trailer that left the scene.

Witnesses can call Troop J at 601-582-3529 or 601-582-3530.

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