Rollover accident on East Wortham Road

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Two people are being treated for injuries this evening after a rollover accident in north Harrison County this afternoon.

Authorities say their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening since they were wearing their seat belts.

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Rescue Seven landed near the scene of the accident on East Wortham Road at about 4 p.m. this afternoon to transport one of the two people injured to a nearby hospital for treatment while an ambulance with AMR carried away the second person injured in that accident to a local hospital.

Authorities say it appears the blue Chevrolet truck was traveling westbound on East Wortham Road, west of Palmer Creek Drive, when the driver overcorrected near a curve causing the vehicle to roll over several times, landing in a ditch. Harrison County Fire Chief Pat Sullivan said, “It could have been a far worse accident if the people had been thrown out of their vehicle. Fortunately they were wearing their seat belts. As we preach, wear seat belts, so when an accident like this happens, your chances of surviving an accident are so much greater.”

Traffic in both the west and east bound lanes was delayed and detoured for about an hour as authorities worked the scene.