A number of Nationwide Guard troopers concerned in Mississippi wreck on option to help with Ida aid efforts
Not less than 10 Mississippi Nationwide Guard service members headed to Louisiana to help with Hurricane Ida aid efforts have been evaluated Thursday following a multi-car wreck after their car was reduce off.
A army convoy was touring southbound on Interstate 55 close to the place it splits with Interstate 220 in Ridgeland when a civilian car “darted out” in entrance, inflicting the lead car to slam on the brakes, Ridgeland police Lt. Brian Myers instructed Fox Information.
That resulted in six army automobiles crashing into one another, he stated. The driving force of the civilian automotive left the scene.
He stated he wasn’t certain if investigators have been in a position to get an outline of the car.
Ten troopers, with the 223rd Engineer Battalion, have been taken to a hospital as a precaution however just one reported minor accidents, Lt. Col. Deidre Smith, public affairs director for the Mississippi Nationwide Guard, instructed Fox Information.
“They have been all taken to the hospital for regular protocol procedures and medical analysis,” she stated. “Our quantity precedence is to verify everybody was protected and OK after the accident. We’re extraordinarily grateful and grateful that these service members should not injured.”
Visitors was backed up on the freeway for about three hours as army tow automobiles labored to clear the realm, Myers stated.
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The troopers have been a part of 250 Guardsmen deploying to Louisiana to help in aid efforts within the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, which battered the state’s southern coast over the weekend.
“That is what we do. We’re attempting to assist our neighbors,” Smith stated.