One injured in wreck near Purple Heart Bridge

One injured in wreck near Purple Heart Bridge
An accident on I-59 briefly stalled traffic near Purple Heart Bridge. Source: WDAM
According to officials with HFD, the driver of the vehicle purposely wrecked his car. Source: WDAM
According to officials with HFD, the driver of the vehicle purposely wrecked his car. Source: WDAM

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - An accident on I-59 near the Purple Heart Bridge briefly stalled traffic Tuesday morning.

According to officials with the Hattiesburg Fire Department, a man was trying to harm himself and purposely wrecked his vehicle. They also said he suffered self-inflicted injuries before the accident.

The scene has now been cleared and traffic is slowly starting to move.

The man has been transported to a local hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.