JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Jones County Fire Council.
Six separate vehicle accidents occurred within minutes of each other across Jones County early Wednesday morning.
The first accident occurred on Springhill Road when a vehicle collided with a power pole. The driver of that vehicle was said to have sustained minor injuries and was transported by EMServ ambulance to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel for treatment. Both Shady Grove and Sharon Volunteer Fire Departments responded to that accident.
Moments later, Calhoun Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene of an accident on Highway 11 at Pendorff Road involving a car and a school bus. No one was injured in the school bus and it was unclear if anyone was injured in the car.
The third accident occurred on Highway 84 West in the Hebron community. Hebron Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene of that accident, but it is unclear if there were any injuries involved.
The final three accidents all occurred at the same location on I-59 near exit 80 in the southbound lanes and median. Initially, units from Southwest Jones and South Jones Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene of a one vehicle rollover on the interstate.
Units arriving on scene found the vehicle sitting upright in the median with minor damage. The driver of that vehicle was said to have sustained minor injuries and was transported to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel for treatment.
While working the first accident, firefighters reported that a secondary accident occurred at the same location involving another passenger vehicle. It was reported that the female driver involved in the second accident was found unconscious in the vehicle but no visible injuries could be seen.
She remained unconscious even after EMServ medics had loaded her onto the ambulance. She was transported to the hospital in Laurel as well.
Other occupants in the vehicle were able to drive the vehicle from the scene. The third accident occurred while firefighters were working the scenes of the other two accidents. The driver involved in the third accident was uninjured and was able to drive the vehicle from the scene.
One lane of the interstate was shutdown for emergency vehicles and cleanup operations. Both lanes are now open.
Emergency personnel on scene at the accidents on I-59 included Southwest Jones and South Jones Volunteer Fire Departments, EMServ Ambulance Service, Jones County Fire Public Information Officer Caleb Worrell and Mississippi Highway Patrol.