Mississippi police: One person injured after being thrown from bed of pickup truck

Published 6:58 am Monday, June 28, 2021

Police say an early Sunday morning crash demonstrates why driving unrestrained in the back of a pickup truck is not recommended on Mississippi’s highways.

One person was thrown from the bed of a truck that was involved in a traffic accident in Biloxi.

Shortly after 5 a.m. officers responded to an accident of two trucks at the intersection of U.S. 90  and Rodenberg Avenue.

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According to WLOX in Biloxi, a Chevy truck traveling east on U.S. 90 struck a GMC truck at Rodenberg Avenue that was exiting the service drive to make a U-turn to go west.

A person riding in the back of the Chevy was thrown. He was taken to a hospital in Mobile where he was being treated for his injuries.

While it’s not illegal in Mississippi to ride in the bed of a pickup truck, officials say they do not recommend the risky behavior.