Semi Rear-Ends Car Injuring One Near Century

July 31, 2019

A Century man was injured Tuesday afternoon when his vehicle was rear-ended by a semi truck on Highway 29.

Witnesses said the man, whose name has not been released, was driving at a slow speed southbound on Highway 29 near Tedder Road when the 5:25 p.m. accident occurred. The semi driver attempted to avoid the collision, and lengthy skid marksĀ  from the truck were observed on the roadway.

The injured man was transported to the hospital by Escambia County EMS with injuries that were not believed to be lifeĀ  threatening.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating. photos, click to enlarge.


13 Responses to “Semi Rear-Ends Car Injuring One Near Century”

  1. April Rogers on August 2nd, 2019 4:01 am

    A few days prior to this accident the man driving this car was at the shell station at exit 69 this cars rear end kept locking up while he was driving and he almost hit one of the pumps I can almost bet it was still doing it while he was driving on Hwy 29 on Monday

  2. David Huie Green on August 1st, 2019 3:25 pm

    “the truck driver didnt have time to get over there was other cars in the left lane”

    That’s why they have this brand new invention called “Brakes.” They allow you to stop if there is something in front of you

    I don’t know any details and don’t pretend to judge, but the idea that you just HAVE to hit anyone in front of you if you can’t dodge is a bit off.

    David for brakes and watchful eyes

  3. Mark on July 31st, 2019 11:03 pm

    Around 5:00 p.m. I noticed that man on Tuesday. He was on Hwy 29 in Century, FL. He was in front of the Century Fire Department. I was traveling south bound. That’s when I had to decreases my vehicles’ speed down to 20 m.p.h. Due to him being park in the right drive lane without hazards on. Also due to other vehicles driving in the left-hand passing lane. Just to think, that if one of us would of been able to help him. This may not be bad news that we all are reading. Just a thought. I could have helped but decided not to because it’s hard for me to put myself into a situation where I do not know the individual. My prayers are going out to him and his family.

    A. Alex- I agree with you absolutely. The majority of those semi trucks are speeding through the town of Century. If the Town of Century and or Escambia County sat a trooper at the middle and each end of the town. How can I say this politely. They would make that MONEY with the speeding tickets they’ll be issuing.

  4. Mcdavid guy on July 31st, 2019 9:31 pm

    The cops was already on the way to the car to help the person the truck driver didnt have time to get over there was other cars in the left lane i was behind the wreak and when it happen so its not always the truck drivers fault

  5. Kevin Enfinger on July 31st, 2019 3:13 pm

    Have a home on 29 in Molino. a 55mph spot. People are running 85 and 90 mph though there. Cops included. Our highway patrol and sheriffs need to police the area better. Here in Atlanta theres cop cars everywere. Even emtpy one. People see that and slow down.

  6. TUMom on July 31st, 2019 3:08 pm

    THANK YOU ANNE 1OF2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. JRS on July 31st, 2019 2:05 pm

    HOW long does it take one to realize they are gaining on a slow moving vehicle????

  8. anne 1of2 on July 31st, 2019 1:40 pm

    Which part of trucks deliver our lives are people not getting? They are not always the one at fault.

  9. Century resident on July 31st, 2019 12:27 pm

    When I come by this car yesterday it was sitting in the road not moving I almost hit it….they were either broke down or just stopped in the road….that’s probably why they were ran into

  10. Patsy Green on July 31st, 2019 11:52 am

    The speed limit at the spot where that happened is 45. After Tedder Road it increases to 55. The speed limit does not increase to 65 until south of Thompson Road.

  11. Mr. Nobody on July 31st, 2019 11:35 am

    The speed limit there is 45!!! Not 65!! Those trucks are a danger to everyone. They should be stripping that driver of his CDL.

  12. A Alex on July 31st, 2019 10:52 am

    What’s the speed limit at 29 & Tedder Rd. I believe it’s 45. If all the ones saying he was driving slow was doing 55, yep, he was driving slow. An empty semi leaving lots of skid marks tells me he might have been speeding to begin with. If the car was broken down in the road, still the semi’s fault.

  13. joy bryant on July 31st, 2019 7:38 am

    I know how they speed on hwy 29 – I live right off of it so I have to get on it no matter where I am going – The left lane is passing lane is constantly in use AND the people who drive at 40-45 MPH need to not be there – there is supposed to be a law for going to slow – I see it EVERY DAY – when you are traveling at 65 (speed limit) and all of a sudden you have a snail in front of you -it is sooooo hard to try and get around them and so unexpected.
    If you are afraid of hwy 29 and you live in the north end – get someone to drive you.
    I pray the person is ok – but you were a hazzard!!!

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