Molino Highway 97 Accident Injures Two Tuesday AM

February 26, 2008

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Two people were injured in a two vehicle accident on Highway 97 just north of the Dixie Feed Store in Molino Tuesday morning.

The Florida Highway Patrol says Elisha J. Tyler, 50, of Molino and Tina M. Vickery, 53, of Cantonment were seriously injured in the crash. They were transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. Lifeflight was originally called to the scene, but was unable to respond due to weather. Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to extricate both drivers.

The accident happened just before 8:00 about a tenth of a mile north of Abromovich Lane. Witnesses and the FHP say that Tyler’s vehicle was headed southbound on Highway 97 when she hit standing water in the roadway and spun across into the wrong lane. Tyler’s vehicle, visibly crushed over halfway into the middle, landed on its side off the highway after being struck by Vickery’s northbound vehicle. Witnesses say it was raining heavily at the time of the crash.

Vickery was in a car belonging to the Escambia County School system.

Charges are pending, according to the FHP. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.

For more exclusive NorthEscambia.com pictures from the accident scene, click here.

Pictured above: The van involved in Tuesday morning’s Highway 97 accident in Molino. Pictured below: the car involved in the accident. NorthEscambia.com exclusive photos. Click to enlarge.

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