Two Injured In Hwy 29, Barrineau Park Road Crash

June 15, 2013

Two people were injured in a two vehicle crash late Saturday morning in Molino.

The crash happened on Highway 29 at Barrineau Park Road about 11:35 a.m.  The Florida Highway Patrol said 52-year old David Newbold of Molino was northbound on Highway 29 in the left turn lane to Barrineau Park Road in a 1998 Ford Explorer. He turned into the path of a southbound 2007 Ford F150 driven by Richard Baker of Century.

The Ford Expedition overturned onto its side; both vehicles came to rest just out of the southbound Highway 29 and Barrineau Park Road intersection.

Newbold and his passenger, 69-year old Edna Newbold of Molino, were transported to West Florida Hospital with minor injuries. Baker was not injured. David Newbold was cited for violation of right of way, according to the FHP.

The Molino Station of Escambia Fire Rescue and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the crash. photos, click to enlarge.


21 Responses to “Two Injured In Hwy 29, Barrineau Park Road Crash”

  1. No Excuses on June 17th, 2013 8:41 am

    I live on Hwy 29, just North of this intersection. I slow down every time I go through there because people turn in front of me and pull out in front of me all the time. Not too far north of that, the speed drops to 55 MPH and many times people blow through Molino at 90-100 MPH on their way to points north of us. The problem is speed and inattention, pure and simple. Slow down and pay attention, and the incidence of accidents will drop. People won’t, though. Too busy and in too much of a hurry to get where they’re going.
    This doesn’t even cover the fact that it’s a farming community through that area and sometimes animals get out an on the road as well. If you hit a horse or cow going that fast, you’ll be lucky to survive. The animal certainly won’t.

  2. 429SCJ on June 17th, 2013 6:37 am

    If your eyes cannot perceive the light reflected or emitted by an oncoming vehicle, how in the world will they ever perceive the light emitted from a red light?

    North Escambia will one day be nothing but a string of red lights from I-65 to the gulf.

  3. really on June 16th, 2013 8:10 pm

    @me, that was not directed to you. I was making a general statent, every time there is a wreck at an intersection someone (not just you) says put a traffic light there. I have seen several people run red light at 29/Kingsfield and 29/ 10 mile rd when the turn signal turns green, the first in line to go straight (still a red light) take off. Thankfully the people turning in their paths are paying attention, and don’t hit them. There we go again with people NOT paying attention.

    And to Paul Alexander, I’m not the one that said I drive 70, that was someone else.

  4. Me on June 16th, 2013 2:10 pm

    I didn’t say it would cease all wrecks, that’s stupid to assume. I know wrecks happen at traffic signals, but how many more would happend without them? It certainly wouldn’t be any less. A taffic signal would force people to “slow down” and stop people from trying a risky crossover without running a light. And to your one light after the other problem, I’m not saying put one a every intersection. Just the ones with a higher number of wrecks than others. Or when Highways connect, such as Hwy 182 (Molino Rd) and Hwy 97. Where wrecks happens multiple times a year. You have no argument other than “I pay attention so I won’t wreck and a light would slow me down”. Lets see how your opinion would change if you or a member of your family was driving through one of these intersections paying attention and obeying the laws is blindsided by someone who didn’t see the stop sign. Trust me. They would of seen the bright red LED light.

  5. Paul Alexander on June 16th, 2013 10:27 am

    really, admits 70, and telling people to slow down. no light needed…i turn onto 29 atthis i
    ntersection dsaily .just common timing

  6. ROXIE on June 16th, 2013 10:09 am


  7. JAMBL on June 16th, 2013 9:51 am

    I travel hwy 29 often, and I think that the majority of accidents are happening because drivers frequently speed on 29. I travel at a speed of between 65 and 70mph, and drivers pass me like I’m sitting still……SLOW DOWN people!! Hwy 29 is not a race track, and its not the interstate. And when u come to this intersection SLOWDOWN be cautious or you could be the next of many wrecks here.

  8. Walnut Hill Roy on June 16th, 2013 7:59 am

    I couldn’t have said it any better than “really” did; I too am tired of hearing people always clamoring for traffic lights, like accidents never happen at lights.

  9. really on June 15th, 2013 11:17 pm

    I get tired of everytime a wreck happens at an intersection someone comments “they need to install a traffic light”. If that was to happen, Hwy 29 would be one light after another. Traffic lights won’t cut down on the wrecks, people need to slow down and pay attention to their surroundings!! There was an accident at a traffic light yesterday, (Hwy 29 at Morris Ave). It’s not that hard to drive, if you pay attention to what you are doing. It just seems people don’t know how to drive now a days.

  10. Me on June 15th, 2013 8:37 pm

    It doesn’t matter how many times you tell people to “slow down” or “pay attention” they aren’t going to, period. Until a traffic signal is installed people are still going to “think they can make it” and get killed. Many, people have been killed here, too many. Something needs to be done. All of the good readers of, telling people to slow down and drive safer pay attention simply isn’t working and never will. Molino does not have a stop and go red light, people from out of town and locals simply blow through our town usually disregarding the 65/55/65 speed limits. But hey, keep saying we don’t need a traffic signal here and other places. Keep telling people to “slow down”, “pay attention” and people will keep being injured or killed because you know what they aren’t “paying attention to while they’re driving? Your Northescambia comment. A gleaming red light probably demand a bit more of a drivers attention at the moment.

  11. Willene & Preston Bryan on June 15th, 2013 7:53 pm

    Prayer’s for all

  12. Edna on June 15th, 2013 7:12 pm

    I was the passenger who was involved in the accident .Thanks to all the people who voiced their concerns. We are ok.

    We also will like to apologized to Mr. Ricky Baker and his family for any hardship we may have caused and or created.

  13. YELLARHAMMER on June 15th, 2013 6:35 pm

    How much more does it take for the DOT to install a traffic at this bad intersection. Just look around at the MARKERS from people that have lost there lives at this intersection including our daughter.

  14. Samantha Nowling on June 15th, 2013 3:55 pm

    I drove mins after it happen…so happy everyone is ok :) my heart dropped I thought forsure someone was really hurt..

  15. Vicki Harrison on June 15th, 2013 3:38 pm

    My son-in-law, Ricky Baker, was just released from West Florida Hospital. He says he tried so hard to keep from hitting them, but they were out there to fast. Not sure how the others are doing, but hopefully they are okay. I agree with the first post…People need to pay attention. It scares me when I get a call like this!

  16. Angi Baker on June 15th, 2013 2:41 pm

    This is Richard’s wife. He is also at the hospital. Minor injuries. Hope others are ok.
    People please pay more attention, before pulling out in front of others.

  17. FORDorf on June 15th, 2013 2:11 pm

    Glad no one was seriously injured.

  18. Don Dixon Jr. on June 15th, 2013 1:57 pm

    I live 1/2 mile from this “in clear view” intersection which isn’t too busy and does not need a caution light. My dad and I are lucky to be alive today following a ‘91 collision in which we lost our right of way to a drunk driver running the STOP sign from the West. There are no visual topography restrictions to even mention from any direction at this portion of Hwy 29. I’ve seen and heard countless severe accidents that are most all contributed to not paying attention, alcohol or both. We ALL need to pay closer attention it’s a matter of life and death. Thanks for reading…

  19. paul on June 15th, 2013 1:56 pm

    Dry roads, clear skies, There’s no reason for this to happen.. This is what kills my fellow motorcyclists.. Open your eyes people..

  20. Grace on June 15th, 2013 1:48 pm

    Hwy.29 has become a very dangerous hwy. People need to slow down and go the speed limit. Pray everyone is ok.

  21. Jeannie on June 15th, 2013 1:06 pm

    Wow People slow down and pay attention. Hope and Pray everyone is okay.

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