Early morning accident in Carriere leads to moderate injuries
Published 7:00 am Thursday, March 30, 2017
Early Tuesday morning, two vehicles collided near the intersection of Kirkland Road and West Union Road in Carriere, causing moderate injuries to one driver.
The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department responded to the accident at 8:17 a.m., Chief Deputy Shane Tucker said.
According to findings during the initial investigation, the deputy on scene believes a 2006 Jeep Cherokee failed to yield the right of way as the driver turned onto West Union Road from Kirkland Road, Tucker said.
The front driver’s side of the Cherokee was struck by a white 1995 Ford F-350 heading west on West Union Road, Tucker said.
Significant damage was caused to the front end of the Cherokee and it appeared the driver’s head hit the window, causing a radial fracture in the driver side door window.
The Ford left the roadway and collided with the tree line off Kirkland Road.
The driver of the Jeep was transported to the local hospital for treatment of moderate injuries, Tucker said.
Two children in the Jeep complained of pain and were also transported to the hospital, he said.
The driver and passenger of the Ford reported no injuries, Tucker said.
No citations were issued in relation to the accident, Tucker said.