Driver Hits Tree In Cottage Hill

December 16, 2018

A driver was not seriously injured in a collision with a tree about 5:40 a.m. Sunday on WIlliams Ditch Road in Cottage Hill.

The driver refused transport to the hospital by Escambia County EMS.

The accident remains under investigation by the Florida Highway patrol. The Cantonment Station of Escambia Fire Rescue also responded. photo by Kristy Barbour click to enlarge.


9 Responses to “Driver Hits Tree In Cottage Hill”

  1. Just saying on December 18th, 2018 6:13 pm

    See, here’s my dilemma: I read the article, which plainly states that the vehicle collided with a tree. What I did NOT see was any wording that could possibly be construed as insinuating the tree caused the accident. There are no misused words that could imply such a thing.

    Then I read the comments, which all make it seem that this was some cute little antic to be made light of.

    I fail to see the humor in this. First and foremost, it doesn’t say that the driver wasn’t injured, only that he was not SERIOUSLY injured and he chose not to go to the hospital by ambulance. Unless I’m unconscious and unable to state differently, I’d do the same. Ambulance bills are outrageous!

    Second, even if the driver was completely uninjured, this accident is going to cost some money, insurance deductible, higher premiums and rental vehicle, for starters. Yes, insurance may reimburse for a rental, but still, this is going to cost him.

    Third, the cause has not been stated, so this could have been a blown tire, mechanical failure or even a medical emergency.

    Making light of someone’s tragedy is in very poor taste. These are comments I would expect from 12 year olds, not grown adults.

  2. BG on December 18th, 2018 12:00 am

    That’s right My two cents…Also watch for the birds in those tree’s they can mess
    up a car. And another thing look where the truck hit the tree. He had to come to the other side of the road from where he was driving to hit the tree….{BUT ITS THE
    TREES FAULT} ??????????NOT

  3. My2Cents on December 17th, 2018 12:23 pm

    If you get the trees you better watch out for those bushes. One day I was driving down the road and a renegade bush jumped off the back of a truck and I ran smack dab over it. He held onto my car for awhile but let go after a mile or two. I think I killed it. RIP bush.

  4. K. in Cantonment on December 17th, 2018 10:52 am

    We lived on Williams Ditch Road for years, not one time did we have problems with the trees,.

  5. BG on December 16th, 2018 9:57 pm

    Wow ..these trees caused this truck to run of the road and hit them….really

  6. Chainsaw on December 16th, 2018 3:59 pm

    Yep. I agree with Robbie. The trees gotta go. Matter of fact, there’s loggers cutting all the trees here just half a mile away. I’ll send them down there so they’ll quit waking me up at daylight every day!

  7. BD on December 16th, 2018 3:11 pm

    Can’t do it Robbie, tree lives matter!!

  8. David on December 16th, 2018 12:46 pm

    Robbie is a nut. That’s funny stuff

  9. Robbie McClaney on December 16th, 2018 11:14 am

    Thank the good lord the driver of that truck is ok. I live in Cottage Hill and I know the threat these trees bring. William’s Ditch Rd. is a very dangerous stretch of road which possesses many renegade trees with chips on their shoulders. I say we wire the governor and rally for a convoy of lumberjacks to eradicate the rebel trees lurking on the side of that deadly stretch of road. I will not rest until the trees cease to exist.

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