Police: Crash near O'Neal road causes traffic light outage, driv - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Police: Crash near O'Neal road causes traffic light outage, drivers should reduce speed

An accident on Highway 49 near O'Neal Road caused a traffic light to lose power. (Photo source: Gulfport Police Department) An accident on Highway 49 near O'Neal Road caused a traffic light to lose power. (Photo source: Gulfport Police Department)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Gulfport police are asking drivers traveling Highway 49 near O'Neal Road to reduce their speed after a two car accident caused a traffic signal power outage.

Police say a Toyota Tacoma driving Northbound attempted a Westbound turn toward Oneal when it struck a Dodge Ram tow truck.

The collision caused the tow truck to divert and strike a power pole, which knocked out the power to the traffic signal.

Officials say both drivers were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

Mississippi Power was called to the scene to restore power to the traffic signal. Police say the lights will be in flash mode until they cycle back into normal functions.

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