A collision between an eighteen wheeler log truck and Toyota pickup truck has sent the adult male driver and adult male occupant of the pickup truck to the hospital.
The accident occurred on Interstate 59 North near the 100 mile marker on Wednesday afternoon.
Sandersville Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna, two ambulances from EMServ Ambulance Service along with units from the Jones County Sheriff’s Department and Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper John Gilliland responded to the scene.
The victims were transported by EMServ to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel for treatment of undisclosed injuries which were not thought to be life threatening.
Powers Volunteer Fire & Rescue was dispatched at 8:14 p.m. on Sunday to a report of a two vehicle accident with injuries on Brown Drive in the Powers Community.
Photo: Kelsi Chancellor, Junior Firefighter, Powers Volunteer Fire & Rescue
Powers Rescue 1, Powers Heavy Rescue, M&M Medical First Responders and Glade Rescue 1 responded to the scene. Upon arrival, firefighters advised that a Pontiac G6 and a Dodge Ram pickup had collided with the adult male driver of the Pontiac trapped in his vehicle and a female passenger in the pickup injured.
The driver of the pickup was extricated from the destroyed vehicle by Powers firefighters using hydraulic rescue tools and both he and the passenger in the pickup transported by EMServ Ambulance Service to South Central Regional Medical Center for treatment of undisclosed injuries.
The Jones County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the crash scene which closed Brown Drive for over an hour. A third passenger vehicle which was parked in front of a house was involved in the accident as well.
The adult male driver of the pickup and a male child were evaluated at the scene but declined transport to the hospital.
ELLISVILLE – Despite the uncertain job market, employers are looking for employees, according to Jones County Junior College’s Work-Based Learning program coordinators. Cheryl McQueen and Beverly Tynes also coordinate JCJC’s annual Job Fair 2011, which will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2011.
Employers and employees in the Pine Belt can reserve a booth to discuss possible full and part-time employmentopportunities, take resumes, meet with interested applicants and conduct interviews at the annual event, which is held from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the P.E. Building. For those looking for employment, Job Fair 2011 is a free opportunity to meet about 80 prospective employers. To reserve a booth for your business, or for more information, call (601) 477-4234.
Job Fair 2011 is co-sponsored by Jones County Junior College, Work-Based Learning/Co-op, Tech-Prep, Blakeney Communications, Clear Channel Communications, South Central Regional Medical Center, Mississippi Department of Employment Security, WDAM-TV and Comcast Cable.
Sheriff Alex Hodge and Deputy Tonya Madison with the Jones County Sheriff’s Department donated much needed toys to the Pediatrics Department, “Kids Place” at South Central Regional Medical Center last Thursday.
Sheriff Hodge said, “Thanks to the support we received from the community; we have been successful in sponsoring a toy drive to assist needy children and families at Christmas time the past two years. However; this year we decided to donate some of the stuffed animals and toys that were left from Christmas to South Central Regional Medical Center Pediatrics Unit in hopes of making a difference in the lives of sick children.”
According to Vicki Walters, Maternal Child Nursing Director for South Central Regional Medical Center, “The Pediatric department, “Kid’s Place” at South Central Regional Medical Center cares for newborns through adolescents. Most admissions to the hospital are unexpected, so the parents do not always have an opportunity to pack diversional activities for their children. We appreciate the community such as the Jones County Sheriff’s Department for remembering us with books and play activities for the children in the Pediatric Department. This allows the staff to give an item to the child for play and diversional activity which also helps to alleviate stress and fears.”
A Nissan Altima driven by an adult female which was crossing the railroad crossing at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Road in Sandersville apparently didn’t see an oncoming Norfolk Southern freight train on Thursday night and was hit by the train’s engine. The devastating crash spun the Altima around and tossed it off the tracks as the train conductor made an emergency stop. Sandersville Volunteer Fire & Rescue was dispatched to the call at 11:53 p.m. and responded with Engine 1, Engine 2 and Rescue 1 under the command of Fire Chief John Bounds. Multiple units from the Sandersville Police Department under the command of Police Chief Tony Hosey, units from the Jones County Sheriff’s Department and Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna also responded to the incident.
The driver of the vehicle was trapped briefly in her car before being extricated by emergency responders and transported by EMServ Ambulance Service to South Central Regional Medical Center for treatment of undisclosed injuries. The Norfolk Southern freight train was pulling twenty-two freight cars headed north to Meridian when the accident occurred. There were no reports of injuries to any of the train personnel and no damage to the train tracks reported. An investigator from the Mississippi Department of Transportation Rails Division was also dispatched to the scene to conduct a post-crash investigation. The crossing where the accident occurred was not equipped with crossing signal arms or other electronic warning devices.
A two vehicle accident on Hwy. 84 East near Eastview Drive left six victims injured on Sunday night with two other individuals arrested at the scene. Powers Volunteer Fire & Rescue was dispatched to the call at 11:48 p.m. and responded with Powers Rescue 1 and Powers Heavy Rescue. In addition, multiple units from the Jones County Sheriff’s Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Lance Taylor and Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna responded to the scene.
Initial reports indicate that a Toyota Corola was hit from behind by a KIA Sportage in the westbound lanes on Hwy. 84 East. Four adults and two children were transported from the scene by three ambulances from EMServ Ambulance Service to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel for treatment of undisclosed injuries. The driver of the KIA and another individual who arrived on the scene after the accident were taken into custody on undisclosed charges and transported to the Jones County Adult Detention Facility.
Both westbound lanes of Hwy. 84 East were closed for over an hour as rescue, accident investigation and vehicle recovery operations were conducted. Both vehicles sustained extensive damage and had to be towed from the scene. Powers Fire Chief Tim Flynt served as Incident Commander during the fire department response to the incident. All emergency services units were back in service by 1:00 a.m. on Monday following the crash response.
A pair of accidents on Hwy. 11 North approximately one mile north of the intersection at Interstate 59 has left the drivers of two of the three vehicles involved injured. The first crash occurred around 4:30 p.m. when a Ford F150 pickup headed northbound on Hwy. 11 crossed over into the opposing lane and left the roadway striking a Mississippi Power Company three phase power pole. The impact broke the power pole into pieces and collapsed the power lines. The pickup continued down a steep embankment and flipped several times before coming to rest on its side. The injured adult male driver was able to self-extricate himself and await rescuers.
The second accident occurred at the same location when a Chevrolet Impala was hit from behind by another Ford F150 pickup. The adult female driver of the Impala was injured while the adult male driver of the pickup and two male children were uninjured. Both of the injured victims were transported by EMServ Ambulance Service to South Central Regional Medical Center for treatment of undisclosed injuries.
Powers Rescue 1, Powers Heavy Rescue, Sandersville Engine 1-Rescue 1, Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna, units from the Jones County Sheriff’s Department and Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Trea Staples responded to the incident. Numerous Mississippi Power Company personnel have responded to the scene to replace the power pole and re-route electrical power to Sandersville to prevent an outage. Electrical power to approximately ten homes along Highway 11 North will be impacted for up to three hours as power crews set a new power pole, remove the damaged sections of the existing pole and re-attach power lines to the new pole.
A chain reaction crash involving five vehicles on Hwy. 84 West in the Big Creek Community on Monday morning has sent the drivers of four of the vehicles to area hospitals.
Volunteer fire and rescue units from Calhoun, Hebron and Soso responded to the crash along with units from the Mississippi Highway Patrol and Jones County Sheriff’s Department. All five of the vehicles were headed eastbound when the crash occurred. Two pickup trucks, one SUV, one passenger car and one van were involved in the crash.
Two victims were transported by EMServ Ambulance Service to South Central Regional Medical Center while two other victims were transported by private vehicles to both South Central and to Wesley Medical Center. Both eastbound lanes of Hwy. 84 West were closed for over thirty minutes as rescue operations proceeded at the scene with one lane later opened to traffic as vehicle recovery operations proceeded. None of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening according to emergency responders at the scene.
Calhoun Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief Lee Garick served as Incident Commander during the fire department response to the crash. All five vehicles sustained extensive damage and had to be towed from the scene. A unit from the Mississippi Department of Transportation also responded to the scene to sand the roadway where fluids from the crashed vehicles had leaked unto the roadway.
A one vehicle rollover accident at 535 Graves Road on Wednesday has left the adult female driver of a Nissan Maxima injured from both the crash and from fire ant bites.
The call was dispatched to both Calhoun Volunteer Fire & Rescue and Ellisville Fire Department at 8:30 a.m. with Calhoun Rescue 1, Ellisville Engine 2, Ellisville Engine 3 and Ellisville Fire Chief Ronnie McGilberry responding.
The driver apparently lost control of her vehicle which left the roadway and striking a tree before flipping over and landing on its roof. She was able to crawl out a back door and across the roadway but ended up in an ant bed and was found by firefighters laying face down alongside the road. The victim was reported to be concious and alert and able to talk to rescuers.
A unit from EMServ Ambulance Service and Jones County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Brandon Evans responded to the call as well. The victim was transported by EMServ to South Central Regional Medical Center for treatment of undisclosed injuries which were not thought to be life threatening.
Emergency services units were on the scene for over forty-five minutes conducting victim rescue, accident investigation and vehicle recovery operations. Traffic on Graves Road was limited to one lane until the vehicle could be towed from the scene.
An adult male driver of a Kia passenger car suffered what appeared to be serious injuries in an accident on Township Road in the Glade Community on Monday evening.
The vehicle left the roadway near the 500 block of Township Road in a sharp curve striking large tree stumps and a dead tree before coming to rest in the edge of the woods. Volunteer firefighters and Medical First Responders from Glade Volunteer Fire & Rescue responded with Glade Rescue 1 and Engine 1 to the scene immediately as they were in their regular monthly meeting at the fire station which is less than two miles away.
The driver of the vehicle was extricated and transported by EMServ Ambulance Service to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel for treatment of undisclosed injuries.
Two units from the Jones County Sheriff’s Department along with Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna also responded to the crash scene which closed the roadway to one lane of traffic for over thirty minutes.