Multi-car accident in Hattiesburg injures nine people

Multi-car accident in Hattiesburg injures nine people

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A multi-car accident on Highway 49 in Hattiesburg Thursday night sent nine people to the hospital.

Some of the victims had serious injuries.

Details are incomplete, but Hattiesburg Police said six cars were involved in the wreck, which happened just after 7 o'clock at the the Service Drive and Village Lane intersection near Forrest General Hospital.

Several people were transported by ambulance for treatment.

"There were a couple of them with serious injuries, we can be thankful it wasn't worse than it was," said Mike Davidson, a battalion chief with the Hattiesburg Fire Department who was at the scene of the accident. "And Christmas Eve, it's bad for all the families. I wish them well, pray for them, hope they get better."

Hattiesburg Police are investigating how it happened.