Pedestrian Struck And Killed In Escambia County

April 13, 2013

A pedestrian was struck and killed Friday night in Escambia County.

The Florida Highway Patrol said 30-year Teresa Lynne Fowler of Pensacola was traveling south ina 1998 Chevrolet C1500 on Mobile Highway at Tonawanda Drive in the inside lane when she struck a pedestrian that was in the roadway. The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries in the 8:15 p.m. crash. Fowler was not injured.

The identification of the pedestrian is still pending, according to FHP.


6 Responses to “Pedestrian Struck And Killed In Escambia County”

  1. Me on April 15th, 2013 7:09 am

    I used to live off Tonawanda and to my recollection, there are so sidewalks. It’s been awhile, so I may be wrong. There also are no crosswalks and definitely not a stop light at the Tom Thumb there at the comer. It’s hard enough to get onto Mobile Hwy from Tonawanda, but you’ve got drivers turning (legally) across Mobile Hwy not only from Tom Thumb, but also those in the opposite direction coming from the Family Dollar/Dollar General, Happy China, Pep Boys, and the roach motel (unless its been torn down). It’s just not a safe place for anyone to cross on foot and, in my opinion, there should be pedestrian signs warning against it. This isn’t the first death and probably won’t be the last that had happened there.

  2. Sue on April 15th, 2013 2:04 am

    That stretch of road is always just an accident waiting to happen. Pedestrians wearing dark clothes are extremely difficult to see. It’s especially dangerous when they don’t use the crosswalk and traffic lights. Pedestrians might have the right of way, but that doesn’t mean they have a right to be careless.

  3. southern59 on April 14th, 2013 10:13 pm

    meet teresa breifly the other day dealing with her husband but i will sure keep them in our prayers not an easy thing to deal with for sure also pray for the loss to the family of the man that died.

  4. Melissa R on April 13th, 2013 5:12 pm

    I know Teresa and she would never hurt a soul intentionally. she is torn up about what happened and it not doing well mentally. but thank you for you guys who are not putting her at fault. some other folks do not agree.

  5. Dave on April 13th, 2013 2:03 pm

    Tonawanda Drive is very near the Wal Mart and Happy China restaurant on Mobile Highway, along with a convenience store at the intersection of Tonawanda Drive and Mobile Highway.

    A lot of people cross at multiple sites at that area, with cars entering and leaving multiple businesses, and the speed limit is 40 MPH there, so it is a miracle that more people are not hit there.

  6. Robert S on April 13th, 2013 7:30 am

    Sad situation for Ms. Fowler and for the person walking in the road.
    It has just always puzzled me as to why, when there are good sidewalks, people insist on putting themselves in danger and the motor traffic at risk, by walking in the roadway. Seems the sidewalks are there to make foot traffic more safe.

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