Driver Trapped In Cantonment Near Head-On Collision

September 13, 2017

Three people were injured in a near head-on collision in Cantonment Tuesday night.

The vehicles crashed at the intersection of Highway 95A and Woodbury Circle, behind the Tom Thumb, just after 9 p.m. According to the Florida Highway Patrol,  a 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora driven by 49-year old Daniel Richard of Brewton was northbound on Highway 95A. Richard attempted to turn from Highway 95A to Woodbury Road, but instead pulled into the path of a Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 72-year old Herbert Williams of Cantonment.

Williams and his passenger, 60-year old Jimmie Bryant of Cantonment, were transported to West Florida Hospital with minor injuries.

Richard was was trapped in his vehicle until firefighters used the Jaws of Life to free him. He was transported by Escambia County EMS to Sacred Heart Hospital.

Richard was cited for driving while license suspended/revoked involving serious bodily injuries, reckless driving and no seat belt, according to FHP.

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2 Responses to “Driver Trapped In Cantonment Near Head-On Collision”

  1. Howie on September 14th, 2017 11:02 am

    @ Chris, you are exactly correct. Getting to the intersection to watch for oncoming traffic on 95A – you are in the road. Maybe the right person will read this and do something about it. The least thing they can do is put up a solar street light. I choose to not be on that side street.

    Prayers out to everyone involved.

  2. Chris on September 13th, 2017 5:47 pm

    That particular intersection is very sketchy. Turning right onto 95A from the road Tom Thimb is on always puts your front end into oncoming traffic. Hope everyone recovers quickly.

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