Pascagoula Officer In Stable Condition After Motorcycle Accident

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd says his son is in stable condition and is on his way to surgery.

Officer Mike Byrd, Junior suffered a broken jaw, broken arm, and broken ribs after an accident on Highway 63 in the Wade community around four o'clock Friday afternoon.

The 32 year-old Byrd was taken by ambulance to Singing River Hospital where police and sheriff's cars packed the parking lot as officers stand vigil waiting to hear word of Officer Byrd's condition.

Mississippi Highway Patrol Sergeant Joe Gazzo says preliminary reports from the scene say another vehicle, driven by 26 year old Jessica Parker of Moss Point, cut in front of Byrd's motorcycle while crossing Highway 614.

Parker suffered only minor injuries.

Authorities say the accident remains under investigation.