GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Gulfport police say a tire blowout on Interstate 10 led to a chain-reaction accident that sent four people to the hospital Monday afternoon.
Sgt. Damon McDaniel, spokesman for the Gulfport Police Department, said four vehicles were involved in the accident that happened in the westbound lanes near the 33 mile marker.
He said two cars right behind the SUV that had a tire blowout were able to slow down and avoid a collision, but a fourth vehicle did not stop in time and collided with one of the cars, sparking the chain-reaction of crashes.
McDaniel said the injuries appeared to be minor. Emergency workers are moving the damaged vehicles and working to clear the accident scene.