JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Jones County Fire Council.
At around 10:15 p.m. Friday, units from Shady Grove and Sharon Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the intersection of Shady Grove Moss Road and Lower Hamilton Hill Road and found a red Ford Mustang pinned against a power pole to the side of the road.
The force of the impact nearly split the power pole in half and caused extensive damage to the vehicle's front-end.
In the midst of the accident, the vehicle also struck a gas line, causing it to leak. The juvenile driver of the vehicle was believed to have sustained only minor injuries and was transported by EMServ to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel for treatment.
Units were on scene for nearly three hours while utility crews worked to repair the broken power pole and leaking gas line. One lane of Lower Hamilton Hill Road was shut down for emergency vehicles.
Emergency personnel on scene included Shady Grove and Sharon Volunteer Fire Departments, EMServ Ambulance Service, Jones County Sheriff's Department and Jones County Fire Public Information Officer Caleb Worrell. Dixie Electric and Centerpoint Energy were also called to the scene.
Fire apparatus included Shady Grove Rescue.