No Injuries In Early Morning Highway 97 Near Head-on Crash

December 2, 2017

There were no injuries in  near head-on crash involving a wrong-way driver on Highway 97 in Dogwood Park early Saturday morning.

The driver of black four-door sedan was reportedly driving in the wrong lane when another driver topped a small hill south of Hendricks Lane, with the front driver’s sides of the cars colliding.  The alleged wrong-way driver’s vehicle came to rest in the roadway, while the other vehicle came to rest several yards away in a ditch.

Both drivers refused transport by Escambia County EMS.

The accident remains under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. Further details have not been released.

The Molino Station of Escambia Fire Rescue and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office also responded. photos, click to enlarge.


8 Responses to “No Injuries In Early Morning Highway 97 Near Head-on Crash”

  1. BentStraight on December 4th, 2017 8:08 pm

    As a regular follower of I have come to realize that the absence of traffic enforcement has created an atmosphere of lawlessness on the roads and irresponsible drivers will pay with their lives and the lives of other innocent people until this situation is reigned in.

  2. john on December 4th, 2017 6:09 am

    If I could own and drive a armored Humvee around here I definitely would; people are TERRIBLE drivers around here…. even more so in the Christmas season.

  3. Nokomis on December 3rd, 2017 6:24 pm

    I see FHP and Sheriffs a lot in the area and they do pull people over.

  4. Trocarman on December 3rd, 2017 7:03 am

    I agree with the 3 people who commented above. I have been saying the same thing for years in this forum…there is NO law enforcement on Highway 97…NONE. Speeding, passing on yellow lines and tailgating is the everday norm. Highway 97 is dangerous. The ECSD and the FHP must not care.

  5. A on December 3rd, 2017 2:40 am

    In my lifetime, the only FHP Troopers and ECSO Deputies I ever saw on Hwy 97 were those who lived around Walnut Hill. My guess is that not many others even know where Dogwood Park is located.

  6. Carmen Antone on December 2nd, 2017 8:22 pm

    Dogwood Park Resident – You nailed it. People driving this road completely ignore all traffic laws. In the 3 years we have lived out here I’ve seen the FHP or ECSO only twice. I see them all the time sitting on 29 by the in Cantonment by the fire station where I never hear of any wrecks, but never see them on 97 where there are wrecks all the time. I pray every day that my husband and I will make it to work and back safely.

  7. jp on December 2nd, 2017 7:12 pm

    News Flash!
    North Escambia pays taxes to!
    We get no traffic enforcement!

    Every time I drive Hwy-97, and that’s every time I go anywhere, I get passed if driving under 60 mph and passed in no passing zones often.
    There is a huge increase in traffic going to the casino north of Atmore.
    Traffic on hwy-97 is seriously dangerious.

  8. Dogwood Park Resident on December 2nd, 2017 9:53 am

    We know exactly how that happened. We see it all the time. One thing is people are driving WAY too fast on Highway 97, and another thing is people are passing those of us who are driving the speed limit, which by the way is 55 mph not 80, in no passing zones such as hills and curves which includes most of the Dogwood Park area. We hardly ever see the FHP out pulling these speeders over and the accidents keep happening! And William we reported that leak over a year ago and it looks like you found it! LOL Thank you for your good work! We appreciate you!

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