Careless Driving Causes Four Vehicle Crash Involving Two Semi Trucks, Dump Truck

April 8, 2015

There were no serious injuries in a four vehicle accident Wednesday morning at Highway 97 and Meadows Road.

The accident involved two semi-trucks, a dump truck and a pickup truck. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 31-year old Brian K. Smith of Bay Minette was northbound on Highway 97 in a 2014 Kenworth tractor-trailer approaching Greenland Road when he failed to stop behind a northbound 2007 dump truck waiting to turn left.

Smith swerved, with the left wheels and front of his trailer striking the dump truck driven by 59-year old David Chavers of Cantonment. The dump truck was pushed into a northbound Ford F350 driven by 59-year old David Forbes of Uriah, AL.

Meanwhile, 42-year old Christopher G. Robbins of McDavid swerved his northbound 2013 Volvo tractor-trailer, striking the right side of dump truck.

The four vehicles involved in the crash came to rest mostly off Highway 97 in three corners of the intersection. Both Meadows and Greenland Roads were blocked by the crash, while Highway 97 remained opened.

Chavers and Forbes received minor injures but refused transport to the hospital. Smith and and Robbins were uninjured.

Smith was cited by the FHP for careless driving. photos.


3 Responses to “Careless Driving Causes Four Vehicle Crash Involving Two Semi Trucks, Dump Truck”

  1. William on April 8th, 2015 10:11 pm

    >>It says the guy was cited by FHP, but those look like AL troopers in the photo.

    Those are a couple of Escambia AL Sheriff’s Office deputies that responded right after the accident mutual aid to help with traffic. Florida Hwy Patrol works all traffic crashes in Escambia County, outside the City of Pensacola.

  2. Mike O. on April 8th, 2015 9:02 pm

    It says the guy was cited by FHP, but those look like AL troopers in the photo. Did AL respond and FHP take over?

  3. Puddin on April 8th, 2015 10:28 am

    Saw this, after the fact, on the way home. Was wondering what happened. Thanks William.

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