Woman, Two Children Critically Injured In 10 Mile Road Crash

February 12, 2019


A woman and two children were critically injured in a crash with a truck Tuesday afternoon in Cantonment

The Florida Highway Patrol said 38-year old Kelsey Burdeaux  of Lillian, AL, pulled her Toyota Camry from a stop sign on 10 Mile Road into the path of a box truck driven by 36-year old Fredrick Powell of Mobile that was traveling north of Stefani Road.

Bourdeax and two children, ages 7 and 10, were transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in critical condition. Powell was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.

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


32 Responses to “Woman, Two Children Critically Injured In 10 Mile Road Crash”

  1. Alex on February 15th, 2019 11:42 am

    This is a terrible situation and I pray that every one turns out okay but I don’t see why everyone is saying “Why was that truck there? No truck signs aren’t the answer because drivers just ignore them.” That is a box truck, “no trucks” signs don’t apply to box trucks, and there is not a four way stop at the intersection. The car pulled into the path of the truck, it was a senseless accident.

  2. Shari on February 14th, 2019 6:47 am

    My prayers go out to all that were involved in the awful accident.

  3. Stacy on February 14th, 2019 12:51 am

    Prayers going out to the mother and the kids. And to the driver of the truck for having to live with hitting them. May he understand that it was an accident! Not his fault! Everyone always wants to point the finger, make someone at fault. Well sometimes it’s just an accident! Prayers going out to all!

  4. Chris on February 13th, 2019 10:11 pm

    Well fhpd is known for digging in and if something is wrong they will find it

  5. Chris on February 13th, 2019 10:07 pm

    Like Mr. Metoo said, it looks like a delivery truck that was dropping something off near by. I. E. Wood group means probably wood or lumber to someone building cabinets or working on a house. That was probably the best way to get from point a to point b. The sign with a box truck and a red circle around and thru it, doesn’t mean no trucks at all. If a truck has a stop in/on that road it is allowed. If you think about it in any other way, that means no ups, FedEx, Amazon, or uhaul should go down that road…..

  6. William Gallegos on February 13th, 2019 9:55 pm

    I wish the best to you. You will get througjt this this is your cousin willie. I love you. guys. A miricale will happen. Love to all

  7. Joe on February 13th, 2019 9:03 pm

    A commercial truck of that size is different than a rental truck. This will fall in the truck driver and truck company. Attorneys will pick through the drivers logs and figuire some reason the driver of the truck shouldn’t have been there. It’s a sad state of affairs as most heavy diesel vs car accidents are generally determined to be the fault of the non commercial vehicle. This is a terrible situation certainly. Given the amount of damage, it makes you wonder whether the truck and load was heavy or if speed will become a factor. Either this is life changing for all parties.

  8. Suzy on February 13th, 2019 8:33 pm

    @ Billy… i meant no 4 way ar ten mile and stefani! The stop sign going west down 10 mile is in our yard. The stop sign on the other side is at corner of the Wards yard.
    NO STOP SIGNA on Stefani at 10 mile!

  9. Suzy on February 13th, 2019 8:31 pm

    @Billy… this is in my moms yard! It is NOT!!!!!!!! A 4 WAY STOP! It is a 2 way stop. NO stop sign at 10 mile and Stefani! I was there! As sixk as it is… this wreck was 100% her fault!

  10. Crystal on February 13th, 2019 7:49 pm

    The woman driving the car is my best friend.
    She has bad pins put in her tail bone and pelvis.
    Her daughters are still not responding and are not awake yet.
    The children are in serious condition in the PICU and Kelsey is in ICU still. She has absolutely no recollection of what happened, just waking up in the hospital. She hasn’t seen the girls yet but there are family and friends rallying around these three in support. Please send prayers up for Lil, Beth and Kelsey.

  11. Adam on February 13th, 2019 5:25 pm

    West Roberts Road has a No Trucks sign. So where was this truck going?

  12. Amanda on February 13th, 2019 12:07 pm

    Billy, four way stop? You may be thinking of Nine and 1/2 Mile Rd and Stefani. Ten Mile and Stefani (where the accident was) is not a four way stop.

  13. Beulah Girl on February 13th, 2019 12:06 pm

    @ Billy that intersection is not a 4 way stop. The intersection at 9 1/2 mile and Stefani is.

  14. Billy on February 13th, 2019 9:59 am

    After reading most comments most seem to know nothing about that intersection. Folks it is a FOUR WAY stop. Explain to me how the car was at fault!

  15. RW on February 13th, 2019 9:28 am

    I made the request at the Town Hall Meeting for traffic calming in the 9 1/2 mile/Stefani Rd area. The truck traffic is not the problem. That traffic will diminish when 9 Mile Rd is completed. I’ts the 30 to 40 over the speed limit that is such a concern. Most drivers adhere to the speed limit within 10 mph or so but the ones that use this long straight stretch of road as a race track make it a dangerous situation. It took a death at the Stefani Rd./ 9 1/2 Mile Rd intersection to get a 4 way stop installed. I hope that with the new houses and apartments on Cove Ave. and the resulting traffic increase that we don”t have a major accident at that intersection where school children gather to catch the school buses.

  16. Question on February 13th, 2019 8:51 am

    It is very clear from the pictures that the truck was not a semi! And the car failed to yield the right of way causing the accident. Prayers for all involved.

  17. Mimi on February 13th, 2019 12:55 am

    Prayers to the family. I hope everyone comes through ok.

  18. Stumpknocker on February 13th, 2019 12:36 am

    I think some people are quick to question the truck due to the fact that since 9 mile rd construction started these side roads have become a racetrack and a cut thru for large trucks that yes are over the weight limit. I spoke to a law enforcement officer who said he had just ticketed a driver for 71 mph in a 40 mph zone, 10 Mile Rd. I live near this location and yes speeding and not stopping for stop signs are a big problem. So hopefully will see more enforcement in this area.

  19. Mr. Metoo on February 13th, 2019 12:23 am

    Everyone who thinks No Truck signs are the answer to traffic problems needs to rent a box truck and drive around town for one day. Then they will see the way people drive around or pull out in front of larger vehicles. Also how would you get building materials
    or large items delivered. Maybe the sign could read No Trucks unless delivering to me. Look left,look right,and left again.

  20. Carl on February 12th, 2019 11:04 pm

    Read it, I am so sorry for asking a question. After breakfast in the morning I will go out back and eviscerate myself to atone for asking if there was a sign.

  21. Read it again on February 12th, 2019 10:41 pm

    That’s not a semi or “big rig” at all. It’s a box truck. No trailer and well under the GVW for that road. A car pulled out in front of a great big truck. Wasn’t the truck drivers fault at all. I mean, I feel sorry for all involved but the truck driver did nothing wrong or illegal………..his right of way was violated

  22. Just sayin on February 12th, 2019 10:36 pm

    Praying for all involved. But why is everyone so quick to blame a truck driver?? And, it looks like that is some type of delivery truck and not a semi.

  23. mike on February 12th, 2019 10:25 pm

    That poor woman and kids! :(

    While not a semi-truck but a “straight” truck with no 5th wheel, this is a very heavy truck that has tremendous impact in a wreck.

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery of the injured. :(

  24. Sam on February 12th, 2019 10:18 pm

    There is NO “NO Truck” sign on Stefani nor on West 10 Mile Rd. We now have many 18 wheelers driving on West 10 Mile. Some at a higher rate of speed. We definitely need the NO Truck signs on West 10 Mile. This is a residential road and the trucks should stay on 9 Mile Road where there is mostly commercial development.

  25. Momino girl on February 12th, 2019 9:54 pm

    I hope and pray the lady and the children will be ok. This was discussed at the District 5 town hall meeting tonight about big trucks ignoring the “no trucks” signs so this is obviously an issue. She could very well have pulled out into the path of anyone on this road but the fact it was a semi that shouldn’t have been there in the first place possibly caused greater injury and damage.

  26. Charlotte Bates on February 12th, 2019 8:35 pm

    If it hadn’t been the semi tractor trailer, then probably another vehicle. So what if the truck was on that road. She pulled out in front of it. Most truck drivers are safe drivers. They cannot stop those big rigs on a dime. I am very sorry they are hurt, Praying for a full recovery.

  27. Read it on February 12th, 2019 7:51 pm

    @carl, the truck was northbound on Stefani, the car was westbound on 10-mile. The car has a stop sign, the truck doesn’t. Car pulls out in front of the truck going somewhere close to the posted limit, the car loses. No need for a “no truck” sign………… I mean, I drive my truck there all the time.

  28. Jennifer Knudsen on February 12th, 2019 7:19 pm

    My prayers r going up for them…..

  29. Carl on February 12th, 2019 7:00 pm

    Doesn’t West Ten Mile have a “No Trucks” sign?

  30. Jdub on February 12th, 2019 5:57 pm

    Oh my gosh….praying that the woman and the 2 kids will be ok. Those pics of her car look awful. So scary

  31. Just my 2 cents on February 12th, 2019 5:50 pm

    Such a tragic accident! I hope everyone makes it through and makes a full recovery. I just want to say thank you for your respect of the family. One news station broadcasted the vehicle as well as a close up of something seeming to show their last name. I would hate to find out my family was hurt via the news like that.

  32. Daniel on February 12th, 2019 5:26 pm

    Why was there a simi-truck
    on that road?

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