Eight people were transported to Neshoba General after a one vehicle accident in front of Dowdle Gas on West Beacon Street around 4 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said.

Officer Pat Burt said the driver accidentally jerked the steering wheel and spun the Kia Sorento. The SUV's backend struck a light pole in front of Dowdle Gas.

Of the nine passengers, he said, eight were transported.

"They were all shook up," he said.