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Two wrecks occurred within feet of eachother in Jones County Sunday. Source: JCFC Two wrecks occurred within feet of eachother in Jones County Sunday. Source: JCFC
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Two separate accidents occurred within feet of each other on Sunday.

Around 5:10 p.m. units from Shady Grove Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene of the accident on Old Amy Road.

MOBILE USERS: Click here for photos from the accidents 

When firefighters arrived on scene, they found a red car flipped on its side lying near a group of trees to one side of the road. On the other side of the road, a truck had run into several mail boxes and a trash collection bin in front of a house.

According to reports, the truck wrecked immediately following the wreck of the red car. The vehicles were heading towards each other on Old Amy but the accidents were believed to be unrelated.

The occupants of the red vehicle were assessed on scene by EMServ medics but refused transport to the hospital. The driver of the truck was said to have fled the scene on foot after colliding with the objects in the yard, according to a news release issued by the Jones County Fire Council.  

It is unknown if the driver of the truck sustained injuries. The cause of both wrecks is unknown. The road remained open but traffic was slowed during rescue and cleanup operations.

Rescue personnel on scene included Shady Grove Volunteer Fire Department, EMServ Ambulance Service and Jones County Sheriff's Department. CenterPoint Energy was also called to the scene due to concerns that the truck may have run over a gas meter. Sharon Volunteer Fire Department was en route to the scene but units with Shady Grove advised that they could stand down.

Fire apparatus on scene included Shady Grove Rescue 1 and 2.

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