ECUA Truck Crash Causes Power Outage

December 31, 2016

An Emerald Coast Utilities Authority truck was involved in an accident Friday morning near Jay that left numerous Escambia River Electric Cooperative customers without power.

Further details on the crash at Harvest Road and North Simmons Road, including information on any injuries, have not been released by the Florida Highway Patrol.

Photos courtesy Jay VFD  for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

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9 Responses to “ECUA Truck Crash Causes Power Outage”

  1. Debbie on December 31st, 2016 6:11 pm

    Don’t you love it William ! Lol.
    All seriousness though … Hope the ECUA driver and anyone else who MAY have been involved are all doing well. I agree with others that it looks like wild ride for ECUA driver.
    Happy New Year all north end neighbors .

  2. William on December 31st, 2016 2:24 pm

    >>>William, “technically speaking” ECUA is only a contractor and NOT a county-owned entity so it’s really not a government truck

    Yes, but mostly NO. ECUA is not county-owned; however, they are a government entity.

    “The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) was originally created under the name Escambia County Utilities Authority in 1981 by an Act of the Florida Legislature to own, manage, finance, promote, improve and expand the water and wastewater systems of Escambia County and the City of Pensacola. The ECUA began offering sanitation services in Escambia County in 1992.

    ECUA is a local government body, existing under the laws of the State of Florida. “

  3. anne 1of2 on December 31st, 2016 11:49 am

    Don’t you just hate it when the trash doesn’t get picked up? Hope the driver is ok, I appreciate every one of these drivers.

  4. willy on December 31st, 2016 11:36 am

    William, “technically speaking” ECUA is only a contractor and NOT a county-owned entity so it’s really not a government truck. I know it’s all just semantics but hey…….. either way it looks like the ECUA driver had a pretty wild ride. Hope all recover well.

  5. eeperman on December 31st, 2016 11:16 am

    Looks like it might have been a wild ride for the ECUA driver.
    Hope all involved get to go home soon.

    Kinda looks like the ECUA truck tires might have dug in and it rolled crushing the cab.

  6. William on December 31st, 2016 10:45 am

    >>Seems like the op should have said: “An Emerald Coast Utilities Authority truck was involved in a two vehicle accident Friday morning…

    Maybe. Maybe there are two other vehicles we don’t see. Maybe it was a four vehicle crash. See?

    We didn’t have enough info to be specific, other than the obvious involvement of the ECUA truck. Don’t ordinarily run such terribly vague stories, but felt the pictures were worth running since it involves a government owned truck, and people like to know why their power was out.

  7. ob on December 31st, 2016 10:18 am

    Looks like that black truck in the lower picture might have been involved. (Such as a head on collision) The damage to the trash truck cannot be explained by the strike to the pole alone. Look closely at the damage on ECUA truck. There is black paint in there. Seems like the op should have said: “An Emerald Coast Utilities Authority truck was involved in a two vehicle accident Friday morning near Jay that left numerous Escambia River Electric Cooperative customers without power.”

  8. richard on December 31st, 2016 2:33 am

    may have been a medical problem. hopes the driver is alright.

  9. Wow on December 31st, 2016 1:58 am

    Looking at pics it looks like the truck ran off the road, across a ditch and hit a pole.

    Wild ride.

    Hope the driver was buckled in.





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