Seat Belt Credited With Saving Life In Highway 97 Crash

August 11, 2017

First responders credited the use of a seat belt and the air bag for likely saving a woman’s life in a crash Friday morning on Highway 97.

The female driver lost control of her Lexus, ran off Highway 97 and struck two large pine trees just north of Tungoil Road near Walnut Hill.  She hit the first tree with such force that part of the wheel was embedded in the tree (see photo below).

The woman was able to walk away from the wreckage with just minor injuries, mostly from the seat belt and air bag. She was transported non-emergency to Atmore Community Hospital by Atmore Ambulance.

The accident is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. The Molino Station of Escambia Fire Rescue also responded to the crash. photos, click to enlarge.


8 Responses to “Seat Belt Credited With Saving Life In Highway 97 Crash”

  1. Shelley Mast on August 11th, 2017 11:53 pm

    Saw this in my way home from with this morning. Glad she waant hurt too badly. Looked like a nasty wreck.

  2. Jean overman on August 11th, 2017 11:00 pm

    She has 2 guardian angels watching out for her

  3. CW on August 11th, 2017 4:24 pm

    Goes to show crumple zones in modern cars works.. notice how the front absorbed most of the impact leaving the passenger compartment intact.

  4. EMD on August 11th, 2017 1:37 pm

    There sure are a lot of accidents around Tungoil Road.

  5. Teena Philyaw on August 11th, 2017 1:24 pm

    Thank God she walked away from it ,praying she will be ok and luckily there was no one else involved . Prayers for her

  6. Cj on August 11th, 2017 1:15 pm

    Thank God she’s ok and wearing her seat belt

  7. Ginger Lee on August 11th, 2017 10:05 am

    Pray for my mom she is in the hospital not got to see her yet

  8. Charlotte on August 11th, 2017 9:54 am

    WOW!!! Thank God she is o.k. Praying for her.

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