Teen Struck By Hit And Run Driver On Beulah Road

September 23, 2017

The Florida Highway Patrol is searching for a hit and run driver that hit a teenager walking along Beulah Road Friday night.

According to the FHP, 17-year old Ryan Babe was walking on the shoulder of Beulah Road toward the Escambia County Equestrian Center. Babe told troopers all he remembered was being hit from behind by an unknown vehicle. The vehicle left the scene before Babe was able to see it. No witnesses have come forward according to the FHP.

Babe was transported in serious condition to Sacred Heart Hospital.

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12 Responses to “Teen Struck By Hit And Run Driver On Beulah Road”

  1. Wanda Halsted,Jalomo on September 25th, 2017 11:20 pm

    Ryan this is your mawmaw, praying for you son. God Bless, we never hear from any of you but know we are still here on the hill in Chumuckla.
    Love mawmaw,pawpaw & mir*

  2. Fredaa on September 25th, 2017 8:37 pm

    Yes there really should be a sidewalk on Beulah road it is bad you should see all the children walking down it on school morning. Cars and big trucks just zooming past. It’s a very busy road and with the new school to open soon it really needs to be considered. I’m really concerned that Beulah will not be able to handle any more of the heavy traffic it is really a mess. During busy times of the days.

  3. William on September 24th, 2017 7:59 pm

    >> I am trying find a second source that may be more accurate

    Our story is accurate, per the FHP. I just found WKRG’s….pretty much says the same thing as our story.

  4. Questions on September 24th, 2017 7:52 pm

    I see that in the article but I am trying to corroborate the information. The description of the event doesn’t make any sense and I am trying find a second source that may be more accurate. Do you have a link to the press release from FHP. The story doesn’t match with WKRG’s version either.

  5. William on September 24th, 2017 7:24 pm

    >>What was the source of this story? The sheriff nor the local fire and rescue was called concerning this incident.

    The story says “According to the FHP” twice.

  6. Questions on September 24th, 2017 7:22 pm

    What was the source of this story? The sheriff nor the local fire and rescue was called concerning this incident.

  7. Shelley Mast on September 24th, 2017 2:28 pm

    Am I the only one who doesn’t understand the lack of sidewalks? Outside of immediate city areas, there are very few sidewalks in Pensacola. It love to see side walks on all roads, or at least walking/biking paths.

    I pray that child heals quickly and completely. Also that the perpetrator is quickly caught.

  8. Curious on September 23rd, 2017 10:55 pm

    I pray he’s going to be ok….. Bless his heart I’m sure that was very scary. I do have to say beulah road isn’t going in direction of equestrian center. The center is on mobile hwy. So was he hit at the intersection of beulah Rd while still on belah Rd technically while turning to go onto mobile hwy toward center? Confused a little. That intersection is very dangerous.

  9. Sandy on September 23rd, 2017 9:06 pm

    Praying they find who did it and that he is doing better. Prayers for his family as well.

  10. Lisa on September 23rd, 2017 8:28 pm

    Well if you know Beulah Rd, there is really NO shoulder to walk on so you should always be extremely cautious. Especially in areas like this.

  11. Sara on September 23rd, 2017 12:40 pm

    Praying for this young man but the comments by ‘Legend’ are on point. Only other fact listed in the article is that he was hit from behind which tells me he wasn’t walking towards traffic as he should have been. Also, I’m guessing he was walking toward Mobile Hwy. because that is the road the equestrian center is located on. The article does not mention which direction he was going for us to know if he was coming from Helms Rd. or from the Nine Mile direction but all of these roads are dark and children of his age are known to wear dark clothing when wandering the streets at night. There is no mention of what time this occurred either for any assistance in finding the vehicle.

  12. Legend on September 23rd, 2017 11:15 am

    Wondering how far he was walking off the road.
    Wondering what he was wearing if you could see him very dark out.
    I drive a big truck and listen to very loud music with dual exhaust.
    There a good possibility the driver never knew he hit the person.
    There a good possibility the driver never saw the person.
    Hopefully they will find the driver or they will turn themselves in. Figure this mess out.
    I do hope the person who was struck from behind makes a fast recovery nobody deserves that.

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