For the second time in weeks, driver trapped in flipped vehicle on Mississippi interstate rescued thanks to alert passerby

Published 9:28 am Tuesday, November 9, 2021

For the second time in recent weeks, a person trapped inside a vehicle and stranded on the side of the interstate was rescued thanks to the alert eyes of passersby.

WLOX in Biloxi reports that a vehicle was found upside down in the woods along Interstate 10 in Harrison County early Tuesday morning by a passerby, who alerted authorities after finding the driver trapped inside.

The vehicle was discovered in the woods on I-10 near mile marker 28 around 4 a.m. Tuesday.

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Emergency personnel from the Harrison County Fire Rescue and the Mississippi Highway Patrol reduced the man from the car and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities said they were not sure how long the driver was trapped in the wreckage before he was rescued.

On Sept. 30, another vehicle was spotted by a passerby 30-feet below a bridge on I-10 in Biloxi. The driver was reportedly trapped for more than eight hours before the wreck was spotted and he was rescued.