Driver Critical After Hitting Guardrail, Power Pole And Trees

May 1, 2017

A driver was critical injured in a single vehicle crash Sunday in Beulah.

The driver lost control on Mobile Highway at Bridlewood Road, sheering off a power pole and hitting guard rail, a sign and multiple trees. The vehicle came to rest about 75 feet into a wooded area.  Escambia Fire Rescue extricated the driver of the vehicle before he was transported as a “trauma alert” by Escambia County EMS to an area hospital.

About 125 Gulf Power customers lost electricity as a result of the crash.

The accident remains under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. Further information has not been released.

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9 Responses to “Driver Critical After Hitting Guardrail, Power Pole And Trees”

  1. Eddie on May 3rd, 2017 12:50 pm

    He is in critical condition. He is the nicest young man I have ever known. Please pray for his parents

  2. nod on May 2nd, 2017 7:42 am

    Accidents do happen,but you do not have to contribute to them by being negligent. Pay attention, slow down and make it home safely to your loved ones. Watch out for the other guy and do not be the other guy.

  3. Beulah native on May 1st, 2017 2:59 pm

    Man all the negative comments, accidents do happen people !!prayers for the people involved hope it don’t happen to your family , but then that will be turning the other cheek right

  4. anne 1of2 on May 1st, 2017 11:45 am

    I’ll bet the wind added to his speed too. There is no way to stop quick on these wet roads.

  5. Wayne on May 1st, 2017 9:23 am

    Pole is before guardrail lucky to be alive. Nasty curve if speeding

  6. Gary on May 1st, 2017 7:42 am

    I guess some people will never learn that sudden stops from excessive speed will injure, maime, or kill.

  7. mike on May 1st, 2017 7:42 am

    Yeah, guardrails give drivers a false sense of security. In this case that guardrail made the driver press down on the gas pedal & speed in the rain. Those mean old guardrails, they need to be outlawed. I hope the driver will be okay, I been there, done that, & learned about speeding in the rain. Remember, the other driver assumes you are going at a normal rate. :(

  8. David on May 1st, 2017 7:40 am

    No sarcasm…just a huge bunch of prayers

  9. safety first on May 1st, 2017 6:41 am

    I wonder how long it will take before the guardrail gets blamed for this one too. Hope the driver recovers fully.

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