Two Injured In Byrneville Wreck

March 3, 2012

Two people were injured in a single vehicle rollover accident midday Saturday on Byrneville Road.

The accident happened about noon. in the 900 block of Byrneville Road, near Central Water Works. The 19-year old driver of a Chevrolet Blazer appeared to have lost control, ran off the road, over-corrected, returned to the roadway and overturned. The driver and a 10-year old passenger were transported by Escambia County EMS to Jay Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

The Century Station of Escambia Fire Rescue also responded to the call.

Picture above and below: Two people were injured in this crash Saturday afternoon in Byrneville. photos, click to enlarge.


6 Responses to “Two Injured In Byrneville Wreck”

  1. Mom on March 6th, 2012 11:59 am

    Until you are behind the wheel and know what is going on, don’t judge. If this would’ve been your child, would you like someone predicting what happened? I don’t think so. Whether its the drivers fault or not, they will have some kind of consequence. In this case, I am just blessed that my 2 kids made it out I’d this alive with no major injury!! We Love u Brooke and River!!

  2. Barbara Kilcrease on March 4th, 2012 12:40 pm

    Normally speed limits are posted for a reason, not saying this was the cause, that is a bad curve and not being very alert you can run off the road easily and you don’t know what is coming around the curve, I have been run off the road in that spot many times. I live on this road and speed IS a problem, I’m amazed more people don’t wreck ! SLOW DOWN FOLKS be careful.
    I’m very glad these two weren’t seriously hurt, God is good!
    Oh and while I’m posting Byrneville Rd. isn’t the dump either keep your trash to yourself! PLEASE

  3. David Huie Green on March 3rd, 2012 8:30 pm

    “Just so many accidents lately of people losing control. Are people not paying attention anymore.”

    I couldn’t easily find statistics on total numbers of accidents over the years, but vehicular accidents resulting in deaths are listed below. Either people are driving more carefully or — more likely — car manufacturers are making them more survivable in case of crashes.

    For the state of Florida per

    Year——Fatalities–Fatalities/hundred million miles
    2006—– 3,357—–1.65
    2007—– 3,213—–1.56
    2008—– 2,980—–1.50
    2009—– 2,560—–1.32
    2010—– 2,445—–Not listed

    You will notice that the total number of fatalities per year has dropped every year in the time period listed as has the number of deaths per 100,000,000 miles driven.

    The same trend is seen nationally per:

    “According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) early projections, the number of traffic fatalities fell three percent between 2009 and 2010, from 33,808 to 32,788. Since 2005, fatalities have dropped 25 percent, from a total of 43,510 fatalities in 2005. The same estimates also project that the fatality rate will be the lowest recorded since 1949, with 1.09 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled, down from the 1.13 fatality rate for 2009. The decrease in fatalities for 2010 occurred despite an estimated increase of nearly 21 billion miles in national vehicle miles traveled.”

    That’s still a lot of us dead, but nowhere near as many as it could have been.

    David for gratitude
    and paying full attention while driving

  4. firefighter on March 3rd, 2012 3:37 pm

    I’m glad no body got seriously hurt. I guess there is something in the water around here are something because there has been way to many wrecks lately. Everyone please please pay attention to what ur doing an everyone around you.

  5. Listening on March 3rd, 2012 3:10 pm

    Just so many accidents lately of people losing control. Are people not paying attention anymore.

  6. Cousin Court on March 3rd, 2012 1:59 pm

    Brooke and River I’m glad yall both are okay! I love yall both :)

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