Driver Shears Off Power Pole

September 16, 2018

A driver sheared off a power pole on Pine Forest just south of  Highway 297A, near Publix, Saturday afternoon. There was no immediate word on injuries. The accident remains under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.


5 Responses to “Driver Shears Off Power Pole”

  1. Karen on September 17th, 2018 12:21 pm

    It’s my understanding that this gentleman had a heat stroke. Prayers to him.

  2. Linda Hester on September 16th, 2018 7:01 pm

    Why are they doing every single road in Escambia County? Seriously, do all the County Commissioners have a contraft tor orange barrels? Somebody is making a killing of those things.

    I am so sick of trying to decide which screwed up way i wpuld like to try to get somewhere. On a Saturday at 10. Don’t when get ne started on Pinecone at 7 am on a weekday. Nor about the off Ramp from I-10 Eastbound. All the planners ought to be fired.

    I guess it’s going to take somebody actually being killed before anyone cares

  3. Suzie B. on September 16th, 2018 3:25 pm

    I agree with area resident. With all the construction already going on, they have Detroit Blvd blocked along with Cove Ave so a possible alternate route is even gone which dumps everyone back out on 9 Mile Rd. Then, don’t even mention the Hwy 29 nightmare. Maybe they are trying to improve a few things but it seems like it all hit us at once. Traffic was already bad and by doing all of these projects together, it bottlenecks everywhere in this area. Just hurry up and wait… We try to allow and extra 15-20 minutes every time we leave the house now. I, too, hope everyone was ok on this one.

  4. Anonymous on September 16th, 2018 1:16 pm

    Does anyone notice the half pole looks like a cross under the persons car??

  5. area resident on September 16th, 2018 7:23 am

    First and foremost, I pray there were no serious injuries.

    Second, have the members of the county commissioners, Planning and Zoning, etc. even been in this area for years. We need help with traffic improvement. They keep adding new neighborhoods and apartment complexes with more people and more cars, but do nothing about the traffic.

    How about calling a meeting to include those of us who have lived in this area for twenty years plus and allow us a few minutes to tell you what it’s like trying to get to the grocery store. With the addition of Starbucks, Dollar General (without a turn lane), and now O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, not to mention people on their phones, it’s no wonder accidents have increased!

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