JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Two accidents on opposite sides of the county occurred Thursday evening, according to the Jones County Fire Council.
At around 5:30 p.m., Hebron, Pleasant Ridge and Calhoun Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene of the first wreck on Highway 84 West at the intersection of Hebron Church Road.
At that wreck, two vehicles were involved and both suffered severe damage.
Two adult females, one from each vehicle, were transported by EMServ Ambulance to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel for treatment of minor injuries, according to the news release. The eastbound lanes of the highway were completely shut down during rescue and cleanup operations.
Later in the evening, Powers Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene of a one vehicle wreck on Manning Drive off of Highway 184. Upon arrival, firefighters found a white SUV pinned against a tree to the side of the road; the vehicle suffered extensive damage to its front-end. Additionally, a golf cart was involved in a separate accident at the same location.
Nearby neighbors heard the SUV crash and rushed to assist in their golf cart. While en route, their golf cart ended up in a ditch to the side of the road, opposite of the SUV.
The occupants of the golf cart were uninjured. However, both occupants of the SUV, an adult female and a juvenile, sustained minor injuries and were transported to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel.
The road was partially blocked by the SUV and both lanes were shutdown during rescue and cleanup operations, according to the release.
Jones County officials stressed that the recent rain did not affect burn bans. Conditions are still too dry to perform any outside burns, and the burn ban is still in effect until further notice.
Rescue personnel on scene of the first accident included Hebron, Pleasant Ridge and Calhoun Volunteer Fire Departments, EMServ Ambulance Service, Mississippi Highway Patrol and Jones County Fire Public Information Officer Caleb Worrell.
Rescue personnel on scene of the second accident included Powers Volunteer Fire Department, EMServ Ambulance Service, Jones County Sheriff's Department and Jones County Fire Public Information Officer Caleb Worrell.
Fire apparatus on scene of the second accident included Powers Rescue 2, Rescue 3, Command 1 and Brush 1.