Wreck, Gas Leak Shut Down Molino Road

April 28, 2012

A portion of Molino Road was closed for about 45 minutes late Saturday afternoon after a single vehicle wreck caused a natural gas leak.

The driver of a Pontiac G6 lost control on Molino Road about 5:15 p.m., ran off the roadway, struck a culvert, a sign and a fence before hitting an above ground one-inch natural gas service line. The gas line was broken, creating a leak.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured in the crash. Two nearby residents self-evacuated as a precaution due to the gas leak.

The leak was secured and repaired by the Okaloosa Gas District by about 6 p.m., and Molino Road was reopened to traffic.

For a more photos from the scene, click here.

The Molino Stations of Escambia Fire Rescue, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the crash. Further details have not been released by FHP.

Pictured above and below: This single vehicle crash late Saturday afternoon in Molino created a gas leak, shutting down Molino Road for about 45 minutes. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.


2 Responses to “Wreck, Gas Leak Shut Down Molino Road”

  1. Frankie Archer on April 30th, 2012 7:58 am

    He may have been distraught and upset, but they are signs on that road that people for some reason can’t read ,are they just don’t care ,the speed limit on that road is 35 MPH looking at the damage he may have been going a little over that!!

  2. Family Friend on April 29th, 2012 3:46 pm

    I know the guy that was involved in this accident. Just about a week to two weeks ago he had to bury his teenage son following the horrific one car crash in Navarre…. Now he wrecked his own vehicle. He is very distraught and upset, as I imagine anyone would be. I’m just glad nobody was injured in this accident. Scratches can heal. Death does not.