Pedestrian Struck And Killed As He Tried To Dash Across Pine Forest Road

July 29, 2019

A pedestrian was killed on Pine Forest Road just south of the Nine Mile Road intersection Monday morning.

The pedestrian dashed into the roadway and into the path of  a southbound 2007 Dodge Ram driven by 51-year old Eric Jones of Cantonment, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said Jones was unable to avoid the collision.

The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene of the 5:41 a.m. incident. The victim’s name has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

Jones was not injured.  No charges were immediately filed.

File photo.


8 Responses to “Pedestrian Struck And Killed As He Tried To Dash Across Pine Forest Road”

  1. Nulu on July 31st, 2019 1:38 am

    Sadly his family will not be notified. This gentleman was homeless and was crossing the road after he left the bench he sleeps on since they business opens at 6am. He was wearing a black shirt and dirty jeans so was probably hard to see. I had dropped him and another homeless man something to eat the night before.

  2. Stumpknocker on July 30th, 2019 4:00 am

    @ Bob Davis, it’s not hard to figure out , pedestrians in the roadway where they don’t belong very simple. It’s not as though vehicles are leaving roads and up on sidewalks. And crosswalks are hardly used, anyone who doesn’t believe this take the time at Fairfield and L st , with 5 minutes you’ll see. Even when a crosswalk is 15 feet away still not used . I hate someone was killed but if your in the roadway it just may happen especially if your looking at a phone.

  3. john on July 29th, 2019 8:13 pm

    I had a sign holder in a wheelchair roll out in front of me…..i hammered the brake pedal to the floor I had no other direction to go….when I got stopped he was four feet from my bumper….it was obvious he was three sheets to the wind….he muttered unintelligible words and slowly rolled himself back to his spot. He didn’t realize how close he may have come to eternity. Luckily for him I had a brand new vehicle very good brakes, and was paying attention and it was not distracted. Accidents happen, untimely deaths happen ,but the question is are you ready? Now is the day of salvation.

  4. Bob Davis on July 29th, 2019 5:38 pm

    2 or 3 pedestrian are killed in West Pensacola every month. If you are walking on the west side you better look out. I would like to know how many people are run down every year out there. Man, what is going on?

  5. Gene on July 29th, 2019 3:50 pm

    I was told 15 years ago that was the busiest two lane road @22000 cars a day in West Fl. before Navy Fed,. I can’t imagine how many cars a day we have now. God be with this Family and the driver to live with it even though it was an accident.

  6. Sedition on July 29th, 2019 1:59 pm

    That’s not a good intersection to cross even with NO construction going on.

  7. w.w. on July 29th, 2019 1:45 pm

    I drove by just after this happened. The scene gave me cold chills…

  8. Vanessa on July 29th, 2019 12:55 pm

    This is tragic. And with all the construction at the intersection, it is very dangerous

Have a comment on this story?

We welcome your comments on this story, but there are some rules to follow::

(1) Be Nice. No comments that slander another, no racism, no sexism, no personal attacks.

(2) No Harrassing Comments. If someone says something bad about you, don't respond. That's childish.

(3) No Libel. That's saying something is not true about someone. Don't do it.

(4) Keep it clean. Nothing vulgar, obscene or sexually related. No profanity or obvious substitutions. Period.

(5) reserves the right to remove any comments that violate our rules or we think to be inappropriate. We are not responsible for what is posted. Comments may not appear right away until they are approved by a moderator.

(6) Limit your comments to the subject in this story only, and limit comments to 300 words or less. Do not post copyrighted material. Comments will not be added to stories that are over 30 days old.

(7) No posts may advertise a commercial business or political group, or link to another commercial web site or political site of any kind.