Fire Chief Struck On I-10 By Vehicle Traveling In Reverse

December 9, 2018

An Escambia County Fire Rescue battalion chief’s vehicle was struck by a vehicle traveling  in reverse on I-10 about 9:15  Saturday night.

The driver was traveling eastbound in reverse on I-10 westbound near Highway 29 as the fire chief approached.

The battalion chief was not injured, and the driver was not seriously injured.

The crash remained under investigation late Saturday night by the Florida Highway Patrol. Further details were not yet released.

NorthEscambia.com photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.

Comments

8 Responses to “Fire Chief Struck On I-10 By Vehicle Traveling In Reverse”

  1. good older driver on December 10th, 2018 12:02 am

    I got into turn on ramp going from 29 south bound to I-10 east bound when I and car in front of me had to come to a quick swerve and stop due to car in front stopping in front of us. Car in front of me swerved to left and stopped. I swerved to right and stopped. I blew my horn so he would go on up the ramp and We would not all be rear ended.when he got on I-10 he went across three lanes and went down ramp to 29 south. He almost caused man behind him to hit him from the back. It was a Sunday at afternoon or we would all have been wrecked

  2. john on December 9th, 2018 4:41 pm

    That individual may need a room with padded walls.

  3. tg on December 9th, 2018 4:37 pm

    I hate i missed that exit i think ill just back up and get it.

  4. Witness on December 9th, 2018 4:31 pm

    This same car almost hit 4 other vehicles while traveling on the northbound to 10 west ramp in the rain/wet conditions.
    He went into the ramp 45mph curve doing at least 65/70 mph, swerved around our vehicle to the right lane, slammed on brakes as soon as he saw the flashing lights at the bottom of the curve (there was a wreck already) and skid sideways through the curve and corrected before slamming into a group of cars in the left lane.
    He then got back into the right lane, sped back up to pass the FHP & previously crashed vehicle.
    This F&R truck came from the shoulder into curve and the Malibu narrowly missed hitting it from behind.
    The Malibu sped up pretty quickly in the merge lane once on 10 West to get out of the next group of traffic.
    The whole putting his car into reverse thing must have happened seconds after we passed the Hwy 29 exit because we never saw that but the driver was completely out of his mind so it’s not hard to believe.

    Slow down ya’ll; we all have somewhere else to be just like you.

  5. k on December 9th, 2018 1:05 pm

    The number of people who absolutely *must make the turn at this light* or
    *must take this exit* simply amazes me.

    I almost smacked a girl on Bayou Blvd by 9th avenue the other day…
    she stopped in the right lane short of the light, and THEN put on her blinker for a lane change – she needed to turn left onto 9th avenue towards the mall. three cars almost hit her as she went from the right lane across three lanes of traffic to left turn lane 1 of 2.

    people have no clue that they have other options available… getting lost for a few minutes is preferable to a car accidents any day.

  6. Rational on December 9th, 2018 10:27 am

    Really? You can’t cure stupid!

  7. Jim on December 9th, 2018 9:15 am

    Someone almost earned a Darwin Award.

  8. paul on December 9th, 2018 9:06 am

    Putting your car in reverse on an Interstate is proof that you don’t deserve to drive..





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