Two Injured In Century Rollover Crash

December 11, 2017

Two people were injured in a single vehicle rollover accident Sunday afternoon near Century.

The driver of an Infiniti lost control while westbound on Salter’s Lake Road, about one-third of a mile east of Highway 29 when he lost control, ran off the dirt road and overturned. The driver reportedly told authorities he swerved to avoid a dog, and a small dog was observed in the roadway following the crash.

The driver and his passenger were transported by Escambia County EMS to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola with injuries that were not considered life threatening.

The accident is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. The Century Station of Escambia Fire Rescue also responded to the 3:45 p.m. crash. photos, click to enlarge.


10 Responses to “Two Injured In Century Rollover Crash”

  1. Niknak50 on December 11th, 2017 8:17 pm

    Many years ago, we were going down a steep hill, when a hound dog crossed the road. Wife was driving our 2 ton 73 Olds 98. She kept cool, didn’t slam on brakes or swerve, just hit the dog. He looked like a wedge shot out of a sand trap. Poor dog, but no alternative.

  2. Me again on December 11th, 2017 6:17 pm

    Fence your yard and keep your pets and others safe

  3. patricia on December 11th, 2017 12:51 pm

    Carolyn you are so RIGHT

  4. Grandma on December 11th, 2017 12:42 pm

    Drivers with many years experience know not to swerve greatly to avoid an animal on the road. This was also taught in DRIVER’S ED in the 60’s. We need driver’s ed to be mandatory for first drivers license TODAY! When are lives going to take precedent over budget?

  5. Howie on December 11th, 2017 11:11 am

    You are absolutely right Ms. Carolyn. Animals roam and get in the way of vehicles. I believe it is only natural that most of us would swerve thinking that’s the way out of the situation. But accidents as this one happens when we try to save the animal. It’s different in a situation that my Grandson was in. He was traveling on Jacks Branch Road and a dog ran from the ditch to chase him. He maintained his lane, braked but hit the dog and was thrown from the motorcycle. The owner ran out and started cursing my Grandson with him lying in the ditch. The dog yelped and ran off. My Grandson finally made it up okay and drove his damaged motorcycle a few miles home. That lady is so non-caring and more worried about her dog.

  6. Charlotte on December 11th, 2017 9:33 am

    I know human life is way more important then an animal’s life, however, when I see an animal in the road, it’s just an instinct reaction I have, being I have such a love for animals and so much respect for life, regardless if it’s human or animal, I don’t think. I react to trying to avoid hitting it. Praying for the people involved in this accident that they will be o.k.

  7. David Huie Green on December 11th, 2017 8:57 am

    I regret the driver and passenger were injured, hope they are okay.

    That said, for the future and for others:

    I told my sons no matter how hard it is to do, make up your mind in advance that any dog, deer or other animal running out in front of you is dead. Don’t risk your life or the lives of others to try to save a suicidal animal. Brake if you safely can but don’t kill yourself, don’t wreck your car trying to dodge, don’t hit a tree, truck, ditch or bridge.

    David for proper priorities

  8. Carolyn Bramblett on December 11th, 2017 7:25 am

    You cannot risk the life of people to avoid hitting a dog. Just brake and if the dog is killed or injured there it is. But people matter more.

  9. 429SCJ on December 11th, 2017 7:03 am

    I never realized that the Infinity series were so prone to low speed rollovers.

  10. Willis on December 11th, 2017 4:52 am

    The dogs name must be lucky.
    Hope everyone is okay.

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