Woman Seriously Injured In Highway 97 Rollover Crash

March 15, 2019

An adult female was seriously injured in a rollover crash late Friday afternoon on Highway 97 in Davisville.

The woman was southbound on Highway 97 one third of mile north of Nokomis Road about 5:30 p.m.. Her Toyota Camry left the roadway, struck a culvert and overturned multiple times. The vehicle was apparently airborne for nearly 100 feet and came to rest upside down in a yard, briefly trapping the woman inside. She was extricated in a matter of minutes by firefighters.

Th woman was airlifted by LifeFlight helicopter to a Pensacola hospital.

The crash is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. Escambia County EMS, the Walnut Hill Station of Escambia Fire Rescue, Atmore Fire Department and Escambia County Sheriff’s Office also responded.

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19 Responses to “Woman Seriously Injured In Highway 97 Rollover Crash”

  1. Reigh on March 19th, 2019 8:05 pm

    God Bless my friend she is like a sister to me.And she always where’s her seatbelt.And for all of you that are stating she was on her phone,if you would read the comment where the lady says her phone was deep in het purse.I just say God Bless and am so thankful i can sit here right now and talk with her.

  2. Hollie on March 17th, 2019 10:52 am

    Praying for this young lady and her family.
    Glad she has her seat belt on.

  3. Onacene on March 16th, 2019 9:31 pm

    I agree hwy 97 has become a nightmare at times to drive. I can say 100% without a doubt she was not on her cellphone. I had to dig in her car to find her purse and then dig all through her purse to find it. That phone was hidden deep in her purse. I didn’t say the actual wreck. I just stopped to help and ended up trying to keep her calm until fire and ems got there. She was a very fortunate lady that she wasn’t hurt worse than she was. She definitely could use lots of prayers for some things she told us. So please pray for this lady

  4. Piggy on March 16th, 2019 7:17 pm

    Agreed, Bartender!!!

  5. Ann on March 16th, 2019 6:22 pm

    97 is dangerous we live off Wiggins Lake and we sure need more police between the school and Nokomis Rd. Our tax money is out the window for the cop shop that mo one uses.

  6. Susan Barnes on March 16th, 2019 1:14 pm

    So thankful she is ok instead of thinking of everything if driving fast and everything else she could have done wrong please just be Prasing God this young lady is going to be ok God has a plan for her in her life for sure God bless you young lady

  7. CW on March 16th, 2019 11:48 am

    Hwy 97 can easily handle 65mph in most areas and that’s typically the speed I drive, although that isn’t fast enough for some, and they still will blow right past me doing 80.

    I don’t think the problem is speed in a majority of cases though, the problem is people staring at their phones and not paying attention. This accident happened on a perfectly straight section of road, and there’s absolutely no reason anyone should lose control of their vehicle unless they are not paying attention.

    I common problem I do see is someone poking along doing 50, and then there’s a line of 5 or 6 cars behind them. Eventually someone gets fed up and tries to pass all of them at once which is very dangerous. People who are driving slow and have a long line of cars behind them should find somewhere to pull over and let the others by. These slow drivers are actually more dangerous than the speeders.

  8. Nana of 12 on March 16th, 2019 11:42 am

    Yes,Susan,it’s the people’s driving that is the problem!!!! Texting,speeding,lack of respect!!!!

  9. Bob C. on March 16th, 2019 10:58 am

    Not knowing all of the factors in this case it’s hard to speak to specifics.
    One thing is fairly obvious and the driver Must have been wearing a SEAT BELT because that highly injurious word “EJECTED” was NOT Used.

    Seat Belts Save Lives

  10. FarmHillBarb on March 16th, 2019 10:42 am


  11. jason ward on March 16th, 2019 9:26 am


  12. J SPAIN on March 16th, 2019 8:57 am

    Saw wreck minutes after it happened. To me the Walnut Hill Sheriffs station should be manned. Went we passed it looked like it was empty of deputies. Someone should figure out that weekends is a prime time for these kind of accidents to happen. With this station closed, response time is very slow. Thanks to the Walnut hill fire department (volunteer I think) for getting to the scene and aiding the people in the car. This deputy building was built with Florida tax payer money. You would think the Sheriff would use the facility.

  13. Whisperjet on March 16th, 2019 7:48 am

    ..hwy 97 is not the problem..wide right of ways and moderate curves..only a few places where you have less than a half mile visibility..Been driving that road for over 50 years..the culprit is speeding, distraction , opioids, alcohol , etc..you will never legislate common sence and responsible behavior..just slow down and focus on driving

  14. Richie on March 16th, 2019 6:20 am

    55 arrive alive. Pray for the driver. It is time for all of us to be law abiding citizens. Just yesterday day, I had a tailgater and they didn’t even slow down to 20 at Ernest Ward, light flashing. If we had a dedicated Highway Patrol or Sheriff Officer just for Hwy 97. These crimes, yes I said crimes, would not happen on a Daily basis. Remember folks there are others on the highway, it’s not just about you. Please obey the law.

  15. Bartender on March 16th, 2019 6:18 am

    I travel this road everyday an people will run over you.they pass on yellow lines ride your bumper to get you to go faster.they blow the horn at me if I dont turn off ride fast enough.they act like its 5 flag speed way.people make that road dangerous not the road.cops could give tickets on that road 24 hr a day.im scared everyday for my life cause the way they drive on that rode

  16. barbara on March 16th, 2019 2:40 am

    This is a very very dangerous road,everyone thinks it is the Autobahn, I am very scared taking this road,the speeders here are nuts!I am glad this lady is alive tho,prayers go out to her family and her.

  17. Susan on March 16th, 2019 2:37 am

    The PEOPLE DRIVING are dangerous. NOT the road.

  18. Williewonka on March 16th, 2019 12:36 am

    I agree with A Alex. Highway 97 is a dangerous highway…speeders. passing on yellow line, texting, Tailgating, you name it. Very seldom see law enforcement on 97.

  19. A Alex on March 15th, 2019 9:48 pm

    Between speed and cell phones,I stay off of 97. Nothing in Atmore is
    Worth the risk of my life on this road.

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