Driver Flips Pickup Into Molino Yard

July 16, 2018

A driver apparently fled the scene after crashing a pickup truck into a Molino yard Sunday night.

The pickup overturned into a fence on Molino Road near Sunshine Hill Road about 9 p.m. The driver was not around the vehicle when first responders arrived a short time later.

The crash is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.

The Molino Station of Escambia Fire Rescue and Escambia County EMS also responded.

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Comments

17 Responses to “Driver Flips Pickup Into Molino Yard”

  1. 429SCJ on July 18th, 2018 6:46 am

    If I were the owner, I would salvage the vehicle that was abandoned on their property.

  2. A.Wilton Thompson on July 17th, 2018 4:52 pm

    Leads to speculation your honor.

  3. Reality on July 16th, 2018 7:17 pm

    People run because they’re scared and do not want to get in trouble…

  4. David Huie Green on July 16th, 2018 6:53 pm

    I left the scene because ____________ and ___________
    1.I’m DUI
    2.I have warrants
    3.Fugitive from justice
    4.Carrying drugs
    5.Stupid

    Feel free to fill in the blanks…

    Just as an exercise in thinking of other possibilities:

    5A. Was addled by the incident and not thinking straight.
    6. Couldn’t wait because I thought I needed medical attention immediately.
    7. Had been carjacked and my captors ordered me to leave.
    8. Was fleeing some criminals who were trying to kill me
    9. Was taken by some criminals who had been trying to catch and kill or otherwise hurt me.
    10. Didn’t actually flee but was thrown out by the wreck and nobody has noticed me yet.

    These are unlikely but conceivable.

    David for complete lists

  5. A on July 16th, 2018 3:48 pm

    Folks are leaving the scene of accidents because they get in less trouble when they have something to hide. Come on, citizens, let’s exercise our legal rights and get together on changing the laws to overcome this. We the People have a number of legal rights, and it’s our duty, to protect ourselves and our freedom. We Do have the power.

  6. No Excuses on July 16th, 2018 1:59 pm

    @ Carl: You are absolutely correct. However, I see the other points of view too. The last two times I was in an accident, the other driver fled. These were both rear end accidents and one of the drivers was obviously impaired (the first one), the other was texting (the second one). I saw them coming, but couldn’t move because of traffic, so I had to sit there and watch it happen. As I was getting out, both times, the other car pulled around me and fled. I have a picture of the vehicle, but the tag is too blurred to make out. The tag on the first vehicle that hit me was registered to a trailer in Ft. Meyers, so a stolen tag. It does have to stop somewhere, but until it’s aggressively pursued by law enforcement, it won’t. I’m tired of being responsible and having to pay for the damage these buffoons cause and then flee. Cowards and scumbags for sure. Where are MY rights?

  7. Carl on July 16th, 2018 11:27 am

    We have “Due Process” in our country. The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution each contain a due process clause. Due process deals with the administration of justice and thus the due process clause acts as a safeguard from arbitrary denial of life, liberty, or property by the government outside the sanction of law. You cannot just seize property. Not all drivers that flee are the owner of the vehicle. Some of the vehicles are stolen. Some are kids joy riding. The driver might have had other transportation to seek medical help. Some are worthless scum that wrecked this vehicle and ran because they are worthless scum. But their might be a lien holder that would suffer even more loss.

  8. A Alex on July 16th, 2018 10:58 am

    Whisperjet
    Fingerprint car, find driver and suspend license for five years after he gets out of serving mandatory one year…. If major prior convictions,GOODBYE for life

  9. anne 1of2 on July 16th, 2018 10:57 am

    Whisperjet is so right! Automatic one year in jail for leaving the scene! This has got to stop!

  10. mick on July 16th, 2018 10:11 am

    I left the scene because ____________ and ___________
    1.I’m DUI
    2.I have warrants
    3.Fugitive from justice
    4.Carrying drugs
    5.Stupid

    Feel free to fill in the blanks…

  11. Jim on July 16th, 2018 9:04 am

    The drivers who flee the scene do so because they have issues with the law. They’re intoxicated, have wants or warrants, don’t own or have permission for the vehicle, or are involved in illegal or sketchy activity. Honest and responsible citizens don’t run away like cowards and criminals.

  12. paul on July 16th, 2018 8:16 am

    When it’s a rollover they go to the scrap yard anyway…

  13. retired on July 16th, 2018 8:12 am

    @Whisperjet

    that is how you avoid no licence ticket or some one stole my car, it wasn’t me!!!!!!!
    I WAS TOOOOOOOOOOOO DRUNK TO DRIVE , BUT NOT TO RUN.

  14. Gary on July 16th, 2018 7:31 am

    I agree with Whispered 100%

  15. Trocarman on July 16th, 2018 6:54 am

    I wonder why the driver fled? Was it alcohol or drugs? Did the driver fall asleep? Was he/she texting? Maybe someone took the driver to a hospital? If the real driver is located, I am sure we will then know the truth.

  16. mike on July 16th, 2018 6:44 am

    don’t you know that truck was reported stolen? :)

  17. Whisperjet on July 16th, 2018 6:32 am

    …we need a new law..effective today , any vehicle wrecked and driver has left the scene , the vehicle would be transported to scrap yard , and immediately crushed…end of storey…leaving the scene is epidemic in Escambia county…





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