No Injuries In Rollover Accident In Cantonment

January 19, 2019

A driver escaped serious injuries in a rollover crash Saturday morning in Cantonment.

The driver of a Chevrolet Cobalt lost control and flipped into a ditch at Tate Road and West Roberts Road. The 23-year old female refused transport to the hospital by Escambia County EMS.

The crash is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. Escambia Fire Rescue also responded. photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.


20 Responses to “No Injuries In Rollover Accident In Cantonment”

  1. Husband of the Driver on January 23rd, 2019 11:33 am

    @Pat You were not there and therefore cannot speculate on why my wife crashed. Furthermore, there are several yellow Cobalts in the area, so do not asssume that this terrible driver you’ve claimed to have seen was my wife.

    For the record, my wife crashed because she was turning in the rain and it was very windy.

  2. Charlie on January 22nd, 2019 5:21 pm

    @John—Been there done that on my cell phone small screen. Didn’t mean to make a big deal out of it, but it could matter if someone was doing a search & using the wrong spelling.

  3. John on January 21st, 2019 1:27 pm

    @Charlie excuse my fingers for not hitting the right keys on my phone

  4. Pat on January 21st, 2019 9:39 am

    Good grief people, who in world cars about the model of car???? Seriously? There’s no need to debate that on here.

    A person was fortunate enough to walk away from an accident which clearly she caused. I’ve seen her around here. She flies down the road and usually on her phone.

    Way too many people are distracted by their phones these days. It’s crazy out here. Be on the defensive when driving. It may save your life!

  5. Yvonne on January 21st, 2019 8:53 am

    Stumpknocker- the one under the mobile home was a duo!!

  6. Charlie on January 20th, 2019 5:51 pm

    @John—It is NOT “Cobolt”. It is “Cobalt”, with an A. I used to have one. A very nice car. I owned 4 over the years, & my last one was yellow. I believe they were originally called a Cavalier.

  7. David Huie Green on January 20th, 2019 2:25 pm

    “Your search didn’t show a cobolt”

    No, it didn’t, but the question wasn’t why this specific rollover happened but why they are so common. I don’t know what all caused this one but do know part of why most happen.

    David for squirming when necessary

    (And thanks, Linda.)

  8. John on January 20th, 2019 10:28 am

    Your search didn’t show a cobolt

  9. Perry on January 20th, 2019 9:05 am

    I think the light weight of some of the cars and the speeds driven – particularly when the roads are wet – also plays a factor. I’m amazed at the number of people I see screaming down the road when it’s wet. It’s like somewhere along the way we have lost the idea that if it’s wet the car will slide and that you need to slow down a little and allow longer distances for braking.

    I’ll rant another day about all the tailgating…

  10. Linda on January 20th, 2019 5:36 am

    Mark (and any one else who would question David Huie Green’s comments):

    In my humble opinion, David clarifies and makes the stories more interesting by adding his comments. I love his intelligent input!

    Linda for David

  11. David Huie Green on January 20th, 2019 2:04 am

    “You comment on every article Do your research first”

    Actually I don’t. You just remember when I do.

    Narrower and shorter still applies.

    But since you asked, sort of, according to my buddy, Google:
    Here are the 10 SUVs and trucks that presented the highest risk of tipping over on the road.
    Toyota 4Runner.
    Ram 2500
    Ford F-250
    Jeep Renegade
    GMC Yukon.
    Chevrolet Tahoe RWD.
    Cadillac Escalade.
    Chevrolet Colorado.


    Given the right circumstances, any vehicle can roll over. However, taller, narrower vehicles such as SUVs, pickups, and vans are more susceptible than traditional cars are because they have a higher center of gravity and thus are more top-heavy.

    David for caution

  12. Mark on January 19th, 2019 10:17 pm

    A Chevy Cobalt is not a suv David Hue Green You comment on every article Do your research first

  13. Master Mechanic on January 19th, 2019 10:12 pm

    FYI , Chevy Cobalt isn’t a hi profile vehicle……….Cobalts replaced Chevy Cavaliers…..both small profile

  14. Resident on January 19th, 2019 9:54 pm

    @”SUV” have a high center of gravity…David green…you are absolutely right about the SUV, but a Chevy Cobalt is a car. I hope the individual wil be fine. Most of the rollover around here are a lot of careless driving. I drive a big truck around here locally. You would be surprised at all of the cell phone use that goes on 75% has their phone on their lap, and the amount of older people texting and driving you would be surprised not only younger people. It should be mandatory to do phone record check at the time of each accident just like they do alcohol test. And if you refuse automatic suspension and if guilty the same steps and process ought to be taken with liscence suspension. Everybody needs to remember it’s a privilege to drive!!!! The best driver is a defensive driver!!! So put down the phones

  15. Jim on January 19th, 2019 6:34 pm

    She may have simply lost control in all of the high winds and driving rain this morning. Once she slid onto that ditch embankment, the roll was inevitable. I’ll be gracious and give her the benefit of the doubt.

  16. Concerned Citizen on January 19th, 2019 5:45 pm

    Too much cell phone use and not enough attention to the road and traffic. I hate to look in my mirror and see the driver behind me staring down at their phone. If I do see them I’ll do my best to get away from them.

  17. Charlotte Bates on January 19th, 2019 4:57 pm

    David Huie, Yep, you are right. I didn’t think about that. I have a Nissan Envy van that is very tall, and today was such a windy day, you certainly can feel that wind slamming on the side of the van. It does, however, do pretty good in high winds.

  18. David Huie Green on January 19th, 2019 4:30 pm

    “What’s with all the roll over accidents lately? ”

    SUVs have high centers of gravity, are more narrow, and shorter. They are inherently prone to roll over.

    David for stability

  19. stumpknocker on January 19th, 2019 1:02 pm

    I agree what is the deal, hitting poles going under mobile homes flipping over?

  20. Charlotte Bates on January 19th, 2019 12:27 pm

    What’s with all the roll over accidents lately? Praying the driver is o.k. And Please, don’t blame the roads. It’s the drivers.

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