Vehicle Stops Inside House Following Traffic Crash

July 31, 2013

An Escambia County man was charged after hitting a house during a traffic crash Tuesday evening in Pensacola.

The Florida Highway Patrol said 33-year old Chad Bingham was northbound on North Ninth Avenue in a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero when he struck a 2008 Mazda stopped for traffic at the intersection of East Olive Road.

Bingham’s Mitsubishi then traveled across East Olive Road, over a curb, hit a county road sign, traveled though a wooden fence, struck a second wooden fence and hit the house at 8105 Banberry Road. The vehicle came to rest completely within the house.

Bingham received minor injuries and was cited with careless driving. The driver of the Mazda, 18-year old Brian Belser of Pensacola, was not injured.  The occupants of the home escaped without injury.

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6 Responses to “Vehicle Stops Inside House Following Traffic Crash”

  1. Chris on August 3rd, 2013 7:58 pm

    That intersection has been horrendous for a long long time now. I used to live on Malibu 3 houses off of Olive, the traffic in the am and the pm are really bad. The best solution to this is to 4 lane olive from Davis to 9th in the process changing the intersection giving both turning lanes on 9th their own lane and ending the merge.

  2. deBugger on July 31st, 2013 11:52 pm

    “’Lucy….I’m Home!!!!’ LOL!
    Glad no one was seriously hurt!”

    in the words of Larry, the Cable Guy, “Now THAT’s funny, I don’t care WHO you are…!”

    Touching, as well…

    “Rickiiiieeeeeee!! YOU’ve got some SPLAINin’ to do!!”

  3. SHO-NUFF on July 31st, 2013 10:12 pm

    “Lucy….I’m Home!!!!” LOL!
    Glad no one was seriously hurt!

  4. anne on July 31st, 2013 4:04 pm

    This driver ineeds to be sighted! There is no excuse for doing this! That fence has been driven through so many times they should put the number on the privacy fence!
    They have tried everything at that intersection including putting up the guard rail. The drivers do not understand the double lane left turn is to prevent the left lane from having to slow down, the right lane is for those turning into the subdivison but people seem to think the right lane is to beat those in the left lane by speeding and pulling in front of those going further down Olive Rd. Those turning right on Strausburg are taking their life in their hands – huge chance of being rear-ended.
    The only safe, sane way into Ridgefield is to turn on Pilgrim, drive a little further, and come out alive.

  5. wow on July 31st, 2013 3:55 pm

    WOW– minor injuries, and all of that damage. I’m pretty much speechless.

  6. Mark on July 31st, 2013 1:14 pm

    HOLY COW!! Did he step out of the vehicle and yell, “Ta-Da”! Do we know if this was a case of an impaired driver?

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