Driver Slams Into Utility Pole In Century

July 13, 2018

A driver apparently fled the scene after missing a curve and slamming into a utility pole Thursday night in Century.

The crash occurred about 9 p.m. on State Line Road adjacent to the Highway 29 overpass into Alabama. The driver was no where to be found when first responders arrived on scene.

The accident snapped the utility pole and brought down power lines, cutting power to about five Gulf Power customers. Crews worked into the early morning hours to restore service.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigation. The Century Station of Escambia Fire Rescue, Escambia EMS, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the Flomaton Police Department also responded.

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Comments

7 Responses to “Driver Slams Into Utility Pole In Century”

  1. A Alex on July 17th, 2018 12:45 am

    Appears there was a passenger in the car to.air bags only open on a passenger side if someone is sitting there

  2. Whisperjet on July 13th, 2018 3:23 pm

    …nothing you can do will stop drunks , druggies , texters , and careless folks from wrecking..at least this time , no innocents were harmed…

  3. anne1of2 on July 13th, 2018 9:10 am

    We need a guaranteed jail sentence for leaving the scene. Driver gets to prove he/she wasn’t the driver.

  4. Wells on July 13th, 2018 7:53 am

    Clearly signs don’t prevent people from wrecking in this curve!!

  5. Sam on July 13th, 2018 6:20 am

    Happens all the time. It is well marked but either drivers are drunk, doped up, or have no business driving.

  6. mike on July 13th, 2018 5:43 am

    will report it stolen and avoid charges, no doubt. :)

  7. Citizen on July 13th, 2018 3:52 am

    Need Speed Hump prior to this location and flashing lights on solar battery powered signs. Responsibility lies with the Town of Century for these improvements. Please do them.

    This is the third accident there in a just a few short weeks.

    One of the road signs is non reflective coming from the other direction. The Federal Highway Administration has guidelines that all signs were to be updated by Jan 2018.

    Some signs were updated there but more work needs to be done at this location.

    Too many people checking their cells phones, speeding, drinking and/or on drugs.

    Snapped downed power lines all up and down the road are not a joking matter, in this residential area with pedestrians close by the road and a beautiful jewel of a house on the corner. Slow down or go another way..

    The speed limit there is 15 MPH. Do it.

    Fled the scene..nice.





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