GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A moped clips the center median curb and flips into a palm tree lining Highway 49 in downtown Gulfport. The Friday morning accident temporarily shut down both sides of the highway. Gulfport police and AMR technicians rushed to Highway 49 across from Hancock Bank to treat the injured moped rider. A WLOX News Now reporter on the scene says that individual is being taken to the hospital.
By 8:00 a.m., crews were able to reopen the highway.