JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Jones County saw a rash of vehicle accidents early Tuesday morning as rain fell throughout the area, stirring up thick layers of motor oil on the roads.
As the first drops of rain began to fall across the county, Sharon Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene of an accident on Sharon Road near Trace Road at around 12:35 a.m.
According to The Jones County Fire Council, units arriving on scene found a passenger car pinned against a tree several yards from the road with significant damage to its front-end. The driver of the vehicle was believed to have sustained only minor injuries, and after being assessed on scene by EMServ medics, he refused transport to the hospital.
The second accident came in around 4:30 a.m. Powers Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene of this accident on Highway 84 East near Keahey Gore Road. Units that arrived on scene found a heavily damaged white car pinned against two pine trees.
The driver of the vehicle sustained what was believed to be minor injuries and was transported by EMServ ambulance to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel for treatment, according to the fire council.
One westbound lane of the highway was shutdown during rescue and cleanup operations. This is the third accident that Powers has responded to in a 24-hour period.
At around 5:40 a.m., a third accident happened on Highway 29 near Little Sawmill Road.
Pleasant Ridge and Calhoun Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene and found a silver car with extensive damage to its front-end and driver's side, according to a news release issued by the fire council.
The adult female driver was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters using hydraulic power tools. The driver sustained what was believed to be non life-threatening injuries and was transported by EMServ ambulance to South Central Regional Medical Center for treatment.
At around 6:30 a.m., Sharon Volunteer Fire Department again responded to the scene of another accident on Sharon Road. It was reported that a one vehicle accident occurred and that there were no injuries involved.