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Man ejected from pickup truck bed

One person was injured after he was ejected from a truck bed. Source: RNN One person was injured after he was ejected from a truck bed. Source: RNN
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A man was taken to a local hospital after he was ejected from the bed of a truck. 

Wednesday afternoon, units from Hebron and Calhoun Volunteer Fire Departments responded to what was reported to be a two vehicle accident on Highway 84 West in front of a Shell gas station.

According to the Jones County Fire Council, firefighters found that the two vehicles involved had not collided but that the avoidance of the collision resulted in the ejection of the man riding in the bed of the pickup truck.

Witnesses inside the gas station stated to the JCFC that the pickup truck hit a bump in the road, causing the man to fly out of the truck bed and hit the ground, sliding and rolling about twenty feet before coming to a stop near the gas pumps.

The injured man then jumped to his feet and ran inside the gas station for help until emergency responders could arrive on scene, according to JCFC. 

He was transported by EMServ ambulance to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel for treatment of what was believed to be moderate injuries.

Rescue personnel on scene included Hebron and Calhoun Volunteer Fire Departments, EMServ Ambulance Service, Jones County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna and Jones County Public Information Officer Caleb Worrell.

Fire apparatus on scene included Hebron Brush and Calhoun Rescue.

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