One Seriously Injured In Early Morning Highway 29 Wreck

August 19, 2018

One person was seriously injured in a single vehicle accident on Highway 29 in McDavid Sunday morning.

The female driver was transported to a Pensacola hospital as a trauma alert. A male in the vehicle was not seriously injured.

The vehicle left Highway 29 near Bogia Road and struck a tree. The accident was found about 6:10 a.m., but had occurred earlier in the morning.

The accident is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.  The McDavid Station of Escambia Fire Rescue and Esambia County EMS also responded.

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14 Responses to “One Seriously Injured In Early Morning Highway 29 Wreck”

  1. observer on August 20th, 2018 4:42 pm

    This stretch of 29 is more like the ‘McDavid 500′ in the mornings. With almost every adult driving, I’m surprised there aren’t more wrecks these days. In general, people are too much in a hurry.

  2. Cooper on August 20th, 2018 2:43 pm

    Ok let me put this argument to rest. Cars today are much safer then the tanks we drove 50 , 40 even 30 years ago. Why? Because as someone said, first, they absorb the impact and crumple , second, they are lighter, so less energy on impact, and third, they have airbags everywhere now. That curtain airbag probably saved this persons life along with a seat belt.

  3. Stumknocker on August 20th, 2018 12:57 pm

    @Lol, you ever think that maybe someone on here actually works these accidents and are on the scene, as well as other things that go on in this county, so I would think that person would be somewhat knowledgeable don’t ya think lol lol.

  4. Gary on August 20th, 2018 3:41 am

    A sudden stop from excessive speed causes havoc on one’s body and vehicle. Hope all parties involved have a speedy recovery.

  5. Lol on August 20th, 2018 1:28 am

    @ trocarman, stumpknocker, and grand locust….you people really need to get a life. You three are adding your two cents to every story in this site and jabbering about things (of which you know nothing) more than the women on The View. I want to sing you an old juvenile song….shhhhh be quiet…

  6. Carl on August 19th, 2018 10:17 pm

    If you look close you will see both door hinges have been cut in half by the first responders. Probably with the Jaws Of Life. There are crumple zones that are meant to absorb and direct the force of the impact away from the passenger compartment.

  7. nod on August 19th, 2018 8:46 pm

    too many one car accidents. what are they doing, definitely not paying attention to the road.

  8. PJ on August 19th, 2018 3:35 pm

    Not sure about this particular stretch of hwy 29, however most of hwy 29 north of the paper mill is really bad in rainy weather, ruts in the road fill with water and no real shoulder space for either side of the road amplyfy small mistakes from even experienced drivers. Not a road to travel in any kind of bad weather.
    Of course it could be a simpler explanation of closing time at the local bar.

  9. Stumpknocker on August 19th, 2018 3:32 pm

    There was an accident through that stretch last Thursday evening driver north bound crossed median into south bound struck a vehicle then shot back across median to north bound all the way over into a ditch and wood line. I think many a couple of factors, driver distracted, or just over confident with speed or just out driving their headlights.

  10. Wendell on August 19th, 2018 2:57 pm

    @Grand Locust

    You are right- I hear it said so often how cars and trucks are not made as well as they used to be due to photos like this; the opposite is true. They are made “squishier” now because people are squishy; a solid steel tank of a vehicle made in the 60’s might fare better, damage-wise, but the person inside would not as they would still be moving at the speed of the vehicle when it stopped.

    All of that inertia must be absorbed somewhere; better the vehicle die and the human be saved.

  11. KK on August 19th, 2018 2:17 pm

    50 years ago cars may not have had airbags but drivers were surrounded by steel, not plastic and the flimsy materials they use today.

  12. Grand Locust on August 19th, 2018 1:28 pm

    Great photos which tell such an interesting story. First, fifty years ago the driver of this car would have been dead. The quality of the photos on automobile accidents from North Escambia have shown us over the years a great many people should have been dead. However, as we see the deflated airbag hanging in the one photo, and understand that safety features mandated into autos are saving lives, then why can’t we use that same American ingenuity to solve the scourge of drunk drivers getting into cars and starting them.

    Also, is it just me, or there a disproportionate amount of accidents at or near 29.

  13. GH on August 19th, 2018 1:27 pm

    What is it about this stretch of 29? Big, wide interstate quality road with no sharp curves or visual impairments. Yet almost weekly, someone crashes between Century and Molino. Usually in the McDavid area.

  14. Trocarman on August 19th, 2018 12:38 pm

    I wonder if they had an accident forgiveness insurance policy.

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