Teen Suffers Minor Injuries After Wild Airborne McDavid Wreck (With Gallery)

April 5, 2013

A 17-year old McDavid teen is recovering after single vehicle accident Thursday night in which her van was airborne for about 200 feet.

Authorities said Taylor M. Brook had donated blood at a blood drive in Century shortly before the 6:38 p.m. crash on Highway 29  north of Highway 164. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, she fainted as she was traveling southbound on Highway 29 as a result.

Brook veered off the roadway and struck a culvert. Her 2006 Ford Freestyle traveled about 200 feet while airborne. The vehicle vaulted over a ditch, the chain link fence in front of a residence at 1401 North Century Boulevard and went though the top of a tree, just below the roadside power lines. The front of the vehicle struck the ground and the vehicle overturned, coming to rest on its passenger side in a front yard.

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Brook was airlifted by LifeFlight to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, where she was listed in good condition early Friday morning.  Family members said it appeared that she suffered no major injuries.

No charges were filed in the crash, according to the FHP.

Pictured top: A McDavid teen suffered only minor injuries after this wreck Thursday evening on Highway 29. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.


27 Responses to “Teen Suffers Minor Injuries After Wild Airborne McDavid Wreck (With Gallery)”

  1. meme on April 6th, 2013 10:31 am


  2. Kylie brook on April 6th, 2013 1:38 am

    I can’t believe that a van like that was totaled like that

  3. yakster on April 5th, 2013 1:25 pm

    Glad she is OK looks like those free styles are pretty safe considering the passenger compartment seems like it held strong in the wreck.

  4. Nancy Mitchum on April 5th, 2013 10:54 am

    So very thankful to our Lord for His protection. Soooo many praying for Taylor both in FL and in SC. Seacoast Church (Charleston SC) where her Uncle is a worship leader, has been covering her since her family sent word. Oh the power of prayer warriors. Though she escaped major injury we all know the pain she will encounter later and the residuals injuries that can come about. Prayers for her doctors, family far and wide and for Taylor.

  5. charles Aymond on April 5th, 2013 9:51 am

    Glad shes better

  6. gene scott on April 5th, 2013 9:30 am

    ” FREESTYLE” acording to wilkipedia is a type of swimming stroke,or is considered a type of Rap music,…..

  7. Gembeaux on April 5th, 2013 9:02 am

    Happy that young Taylor is in good condition! Ironic that the van model name is “Freestyle” – as in gymnastics and high-dive competitions!

  8. OldRemedy on April 5th, 2013 8:58 am

    Wow 17 year old donating blood at a local blood drive is not what a typical 17 yr. old would be doing after school and softball practice. I find this refreshing seeing someone with values wiliness to help others at such a young age.

    No charges were filed in the crash….. Well…in my opinion. .The folks at the blood bank may need to reevaluate the release procedures for a minor. Preventable with some juice, cookies, 10 min rest then demonstrate to center Manager stability , Good color and ability to walk and function.

    Prayers for this fine young American and her Family.

  9. mom on April 5th, 2013 8:52 am

    So thankful she is ok…a teen doing the right thing and look, the GOOD LORD took care of her…all teens should take a lesson from this young lady…hope your recovery is short and you are home soon!

  10. Stephanie on April 5th, 2013 8:42 am

    Thank God she is ok!!! I wonder if once she donated blood did she just leave or did they make her eat or drink something prior to leaving? I know when i give blood i sit and eat or drink something before getting up and leaving to be safe. I have been donating over 15 years but still you never know when that one time may come where you pass out. Being a phlebotomist, passing out is common and the workers have to take care of their patients and be sure they are ok specially when donating because it’s alot more blood being taken. Prayers for a full and speedy recovery Taylor!

  11. gene scott on April 5th, 2013 8:40 am

    I hope that this girl recovers rapidly,she obviously had great intentions when she donated blood…..My wife had good intentions when she was on highway 89 near jay, florida going to visit a friend when her van went out of control mechanically it was determined later….her van hit a concrete culvert as well sending her airbourne as well..The van landed on it’s top drivers side roof and flipped over..The officer was from the highway patrol he cited her for wreckless driving even though a wittness stated they seen the van lose control,swerve back and forth like there was something mechanically wrong with the vehicle..she had a clean record,it destroyed are rating with our insurance company,we both have clean records….She was made to take a defensive driving course…..we still have a bad rating on our insurance because of this highway patrolmen..i hope this does not happen to this girl….

  12. bigblock345 on April 5th, 2013 8:24 am

    glad Taylor is ok Matt

  13. Larry on April 5th, 2013 8:11 am

    I should have said when it hit the culvert .

  14. Larry on April 5th, 2013 8:09 am

    She is blessed. We have all seen accidents not nearly as bad, kill people. God had her in his hand when that van was airborne. The miracle is, the van landing nose first and she making it out of it alive. Prayers for her complete recovery.

  15. Lissa B on April 5th, 2013 8:07 am

    We are so very thankful to the Lord that Taylor was shielded and protected by the Hand of the Almighty!! Lots of prayers have been lifted up for her – we at First Baptist of Bratt added ours. Just wanted you to know. Alison asked me to contact
    our phone tree prayer line coordinator and get it out to our church. She wanted her
    friend to be alright. Praise God He answers prayers!!

  16. just saying on April 5th, 2013 8:07 am

    Oh my word! Praise God that this young lady is ok! We will continue to pray for her and her family. Such a scary situation for a young girl who had just donated blood. This could have had a horrible outcome. Glad you are doing well Taylor, and please honey next time you donate blood have someone else drive :)

  17. My2Cents on April 5th, 2013 7:18 am

    God’s mighty arms at work here. Glad to see Taylor is going to be fine. Prayers answered for sure!

  18. Jessica on April 4th, 2013 10:54 pm

    She is stable now and awake and smiling. No broken bones or any other major injuries but keeping her over night as a precaution and for observation for some other minor injuries she sustained. She will hopefully get to go home tomorrow, her family is very thankful for all the thoughts and prayers coming their way since we all know it could have ended up much worse.

  19. August on April 4th, 2013 10:20 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to her and her family

  20. William on April 4th, 2013 10:07 pm

    >>The van was airborne for 200 ft?

    “about” 200 feet — Yes. It was very clear from the scene where the van left the ground and where it first landed. I measured out the points in Google Earth.

  21. mg on April 4th, 2013 9:47 pm

    The van was airborne for 200 ft?

    I hope she will be ok.

  22. Matt Brook on April 4th, 2013 9:25 pm

    This is Taylor’s dad with an update. She is no longer in critical condition. She is being admitted overnight for observations and other tests. Thank you for your prayers.

  23. Willene and Preston Bryan on April 4th, 2013 9:15 pm

    Prayer’s are going up.

  24. molinogurl on April 4th, 2013 9:05 pm

    Prayers for the young lady and her family.

  25. bratt mom on April 4th, 2013 9:05 pm

    Prayers going up for this girl her family and friends.

  26. Amy on April 4th, 2013 8:59 pm

    This is so sad. Praying for her and her family.

  27. A friend on April 4th, 2013 8:54 pm

    Please everybody pray for her and her family!!

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