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Questions remain after woman flips car on gravel pile left in the middle of Jackson street

Tuesday night, a woman flipped her car after hitting a gravel pile that was left right in the middle of a Jackson street. Source: WLBT Tuesday night, a woman flipped her car after hitting a gravel pile that was left right in the middle of a Jackson street. Source: WLBT
She wasn't seriously injured, but questions still remain about why that pile of dirt was there and if motorists had enough warning of the hazard. Source: WLBT She wasn't seriously injured, but questions still remain about why that pile of dirt was there and if motorists had enough warning of the hazard. Source: WLBT
The gravel pile was still there in the street Wednesday, as a crew worked to repair a broken water line. Source: WLBT The gravel pile was still there in the street Wednesday, as a crew worked to repair a broken water line. Source: WLBT
The driver suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. Source: WLBT The driver suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Tuesday night, a woman flipped her car after hitting a gravel pile that was left right in the middle of a Jackson street.

She wasn't seriously injured, but questions remain about why that pile of dirt was there and if motorists had enough warning of the hazard.

For much of the day the section of Lynch Street was blocked off. That gravel pile was still there in the street Wednesday, as a crew worked to repair a broken water line.

It was sometime after 8:00 p.m. Tuesday when a woman hit that gravel pile, flipping her car upside down.

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The driver suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

People who work in the area say they saw the pile of gravel Tuesday.  

They say crews were working in the area but left in the evening and left the pile behind. They say there were barricades just around it, but not in advance of it warning people of the danger in the roadway.

They say the street is dark and someone unfamiliar with the area could drive up on the road hazard and not have time to react.

Brandon Burns who owns a garage down the street said, 

"If they don't work on the streets, they need to at least warn people or make it visible when people can see it," said Brandon Burns, who owns a garage down the street. "You had an accident like that, somebody's got to hold up for it."

Wednesday, Jackson mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba released a statement on the accident saying:

We pray for her speedy recovery and ask citizens to please drive slowly and cautiously in areas with protective measures in place.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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