Accident on I-59 critically injures driver - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Accident on I-59 critically injures driver

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE JONES COUNTY FIRE COUNCIL

By: Linda Crawford

A driver of a Ford F-150 pick-up truck was critically injured Thursday afternoon, October 25, in a bizarre accident on Interstate 59 just inside the Jasper County line.

Barnett Wrecker Service from Laurel was assisting a disabled 18-wheeler that was parked on the side of I-59 in the emergency lane when the accident occurred.  According to members of the wrecker service and the driver of the 18-wheeler, the pick-up truck left the road several hundred feet from the parked 18-wheeler veered into the emergency lane before plowing head-on into the rear of the parked 18-wheeler.  The 18-wheeler driver was repositioning the hazard cones behind the 18-wheeler and said, "I was motioning him to get over, but when he passed me his eyes were focused straight ahead and he was gripping the steering wheel with both hands as if he couldn't let go."

Jones County deputies and an off-duty paramedic arrived on scene and pulled the driver out of the back window of the pick-up and began CPR.  Rescue units from Sandersville and Sharon VFD were dispatched to the scene as well as rescue units from Jasper County.  The driver was transported to South Central Regional Medical Center by EMServ ambulance service in what appeared to be critical condition.

The pick-up had a Florida tag and the identity of the driver is unknown at this time. 

Also responding to the scene was Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna, Jasper County Sheriff's Department, Heidelberg VFD and Jasper County Emergency Management Agency director Mike Lucas.

 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • 2 pedestrians struck in Hub City, 1 killed, Biloxi man charged

    2 pedestrians struck in Hub City, 1 killed, Biloxi man charged

    Saturday, October 21 2017 1:22 PM EDT2017-10-21 17:22:03 GMT

    A pedestrian was struck and killed, another seriously injured, and a Biloxi man is behind bars after an early morning wreck in the Hub City.  Justin Williamson, 25, of Biloxi, was arrested and charged with DUI-negligence resulting in death after an early morning crash on U.S. 49 by Interstate-59 and according to Hattiesburg Police Department Capt. Branden McLemore.  McLemore said a man and woman were both walking along the road around 2 a.m. when they were struck by the ve...

    More >>

    A pedestrian was struck and killed, another seriously injured, and a Biloxi man is behind bars after an early morning wreck in the Hub City.  Justin Williamson, 25, of Biloxi, was arrested and charged with DUI-negligence resulting in death after an early morning crash on U.S. 49 by Interstate-59 and according to Hattiesburg Police Department Capt. Branden McLemore.  McLemore said a man and woman were both walking along the road around 2 a.m. when they were struck by the ve...

    More >>
  • West Jones rallies past South Jones, 30-21

    West Jones rallies past South Jones, 30-21

    Saturday, October 21 2017 1:37 AM EDT2017-10-21 05:37:03 GMT
    Photo credit: Ryan Moore WDAMPhoto credit: Ryan Moore WDAM

    Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

    More >>

    Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

    More >>
  • Child injured in fair ride accident in Laurel

    Child injured in fair ride accident in Laurel

    Saturday, October 21 2017 1:06 AM EDT2017-10-21 05:06:50 GMT
    Photo credit: Shasta Patterson ClarkPhoto credit: Shasta Patterson Clark

    A child was injured on Friday evening after an accident on a ride at the South Mississippi State Fair in Laurel. Fair representative Pam Holyfield said that a little girl was on a ride called "Up, Up and Away" when the seat on the ride came loose and the little girl fell out of the ride.  The fall knocked the girl unconscious, according to the little girl's mother. The child was taken to South Central Medical Center in Laurel where they are awaiting test results. ...

    More >>

    A child was injured on Friday evening after an accident on a ride at the South Mississippi State Fair in Laurel. Fair representative Pam Holyfield said that a little girl was on a ride called "Up, Up and Away" when the seat on the ride came loose and the little girl fell out of the ride.  The fall knocked the girl unconscious, according to the little girl's mother. The child was taken to South Central Medical Center in Laurel where they are awaiting test results. ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly