Highway 29 Closed By Nails, Screws After Pickup Truck Crash

November 30, 2016

Northbound Highway 29 was closed for about an hour Tuesday night due to a single vehicle traffic crash.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 32-year old Christopher Armour of Pensacola was northbound on Highway at Victory Road, just south of Barrineau Park Road. He attempted to change lanes and lost control, causing his 2006 Ford F150 to spin and then overturn several times into the median about 9:50 p.m.

Armour and his passenger, 21-year old Montana Ard of McDavid, were not injured.

The vehicle came to rest on its roof after it flipped, causing a large quantity of screws and nails from the truck’s cargo bed to be scattered over hundreds of feet of northbound Highway 29. Highway 29 northbound was closed from Quintette Road to Barrineau Park Road, with a detour on Highway 95A for the cleanup.  A FDOT contractor used a large blower to blow the debris off the roadway by 10:45 p.m.

Armour was cited for careless driving by the FHP.

NorthEscambia.com photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.


13 Responses to “Highway 29 Closed By Nails, Screws After Pickup Truck Crash”

  1. Carl on November 30th, 2016 9:29 pm

    There are always droves of experts that know so much more than the people that are working on a project. The first responders and the DOT will do everything they can to insure the safety of the public. Their first problem is to clear the roadway and get traffic moving again. Then they can do whatever is required to remove all remaining hazards. Also, the vehicle occupants were not injured so they will be able to secure their tools and possessions.

  2. MOLINO on November 30th, 2016 2:48 pm

    With all this rain today those nails and screws are sure to be back on the highway in no time. :(

  3. king on November 30th, 2016 1:03 pm

    Contractors DO have nail and screw magnets after construction jobs. They should have used that – done a sweep of the area. Then, the nails and screws will not be tossed back out onto the road again due to (???) mowers, someone mentioned that was a very good point. How far can those nails and screws fly when you mow over them? How expensive are new tires? The best news in this story is no one was injured. Very scary.

  4. Henry Coe on November 30th, 2016 12:12 pm

    DOT needs to borrow/rent one of those giant magnet trucks from a salvage yard.

  5. Pam on November 30th, 2016 11:43 am

    All those nails on the side of the road could cause another accident. That was so dumb not to remove them completely. What if a car with children in it gets a nail in their tire and has a blowout at 65 mph and there’s loss of life? Whoever’s idea it was to sweep them to the side of the road wasn’t thinking things through.

  6. Don on November 30th, 2016 11:23 am

    Punkin you nailed it! even roofers us rolling magnets after a job to pick up escapees…..DOT needs to explain this brilliant idea.

  7. bewildered on November 30th, 2016 11:08 am

    All these nails are now on the shoulder of the road? Let the highway department cut grass and nails will fly all over. Weird solution.

  8. Bama Girl on November 30th, 2016 8:37 am

    He nailed it!!!

    Sorry, I had to…

    Seriously, I’m glad they are both OK!

  9. DCP on November 30th, 2016 7:59 am

    There’s no way that those nails aren’t going to make their way back onto the road. The local tire stores will be happily busy.

  10. Gary on November 30th, 2016 2:24 am

    Excellent coverage by northescambia.com. hopefully all the nails will be picked up. Too many wrecks already on 29 in molino

  11. Flat tires on November 30th, 2016 12:16 am

    Hope no one needs to pull off the road in that area! Bad news for tires. Glad no one was hurt.

  12. Melran on November 29th, 2016 11:44 pm

    I hope no one steals his tools!

  13. Punkin on November 29th, 2016 11:32 pm

    Wow get a big magnet to pick them up faster. Glad everybody was safe. Give God all the praise.

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