FHP Seeks Info In Two Motorcycle Hit And Run Accidents

May 13, 2013

The Florida Highway Patrol is continuing to search for vehicles involved in two hit and run accidents that left motorcyclists injured in North Escambia.

Molino Hit and Run

On April 8,  a 72-year old  motorcyclist was seriously injured in a hit and run accident in Molino.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Bruce Winsor of Pensacola and the pickup that fled the scene were both traveling northbound on Highway 97 near Gibson Road about 7:30 p.m. Winsor was traveling two to three car lengths behind the pickup and one of the witnesses when he changed lanes and attempted to pass the vehicles in front of him. At that time, the pickup slowed and began to turn onto Gibson Road. The front of Winsor’s Honda 1300 motorcycle struck the rear quarter panel of the pickup.

The pickup truck driver allegedly stopped, looked at the wrecked motorcycle and then fled the scene on Gibson Road.

There were three witnesses to the crash, according to FHP Lt. Steve Preston. They were not able to provide a positive vehicle description, but  the FHP did develop a possible tag number. The pickup was located but did not have damage consistent with the accident. In addition, the pickup driver was included in a photo lineup presented to the witnesses, but he was not identified as the person involved in the accident.

Cantonment Hit And Run

A motorcyclist was injured in a February 7 hit and run on n Highway 29 southbound at Morris Avenue in Cantonment.  The motorcycle driver was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Witnesses told authorities that an older model blue station wagon with wood grain panels was involved in the crash but fled the scene. The station wagon  rear-ended the motorcycle, pushing it into a pickup.

Prestoon said the FHP has been unable to located the station wagon, described as being a mid 1990’s model with wood grain side panels and front end damage. The vehicle was last seen on Morris Avenue.

Have info that might help?

Anyone with information on either accident is asked to call the Florida Highway Patrol at (850) 484-5000 ext. 103 or their local law enforcement agency.

NorthEscambia.com file photos, click to enlarge.


3 Responses to “FHP Seeks Info In Two Motorcycle Hit And Run Accidents”

  1. 429SCJ on May 13th, 2013 10:48 am

    If you make an example of the hit and run drivers, then the popularity of such acts would quickly diminish.

    Place them on the chain gang for several years.

  2. Ben on May 13th, 2013 10:37 am

    Hope both motorcyclists recover well.

    That sure sounds like one ugly station wagon in the second accident.

  3. Melinda on May 13th, 2013 7:36 am

    My husband was the driver of the red truck in the pic of the accident in feb. The hit and run driver sent the motorcycle into my husbands truck. What the fhp fails to tell you is that in that accident they have more info than they let you know about. They know the drivers name, tag number and dl number (which was revoked in 2010 for dui’s). They have the ability to locate this man but do nothing. He is retired from the airforce and obviously gets a retirement check, either direct deposit or by mail. All they have to do is get his address from where he gets his check. They choose not to. The fhp is a complete joke. We have done more investigating than they have. To ask the public for help when all they have to do is go through the airforce to find him is laughable. It makes them look stupid. What the heck are we paying them for?