Vehicle Stopped By Guardrail Protecting House

September 11, 2019

A car slammed into a guardrail at a Century intersection Wednesday morning, stopping short of hitting a nearby house.

The juvenile driver of a Volkswagen sedan apparently rounded a curve and failed to stop at a stop sign on Jefferson Avenue at Pond Street. The vehicle went through the intersection and hit the guardrail designed to protect a house about 10 feet away.

The driver and two other juveniles in the vehicle were not seriously injured.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating and has not released any additional information.

The Century Station of Escambia Fire Rescue and Escambia County EMS also responded. photos, click to enlarge.


17 Responses to “Vehicle Stopped By Guardrail Protecting House”

  1. William Reynolds on September 14th, 2019 11:49 am

    >>yellow tag county/state car – ?

    Dealer paper tag

  2. HAPPY on September 14th, 2019 10:28 am

    yellow tag county/state car – ?

  3. John Doe on September 13th, 2019 11:22 am

    i didn’t say that! The other John Doe did! : )

  4. John Doe on September 12th, 2019 8:25 am

    @Gabe “Fisherman” said “I didn’t realize failed brakes cause skid marks”

  5. Gabe on September 12th, 2019 12:10 am

    @Shasha Riiiiiiiiight :) ))

  6. Gabe on September 12th, 2019 12:09 am

    @John Doe who said “breaks don’t leave skid marks”????

  7. John Doe on September 11th, 2019 9:30 pm

    Actually for the people saying “Breaks don’t leave skid marks” they in fact do if the car is equipped with anti-lock brakes ( ABS ) which are designed to prevent tire lockup and subsequent skidding. … Vehicles equipped with ABS brakes will in fact leave faint tire marks on the roadway when the ABS system is activated.

  8. Walter on September 11th, 2019 7:46 pm

    Yeah the brakes failed……. Failed to stop a speeding car on a dime…… Come on now

  9. paul on September 11th, 2019 7:30 pm

    When brakes fail, tires don’t leave skid marks.

  10. mike on September 11th, 2019 6:56 pm

    good going guardrail! well done! :)

  11. fisherman on September 11th, 2019 6:05 pm

    Didn’t realize that failed breaks could leave marks like this.

  12. Dennis Wiggins on September 11th, 2019 4:59 pm

    It’s a good thing no one was coming on Pond or Jefferson. As a matter of fact, I just travelled that area this morning. Luckily, from the looks of the picture, I came through a couple or three hours before they did.

  13. Shasha on September 11th, 2019 4:43 pm

    The cars brakes failed. My son was in the backseat. I am thankful the kids were not hurt.

  14. John Doe on September 11th, 2019 3:54 pm

    That’s a long way to skid given its a small neighborhood road. Slow down, people!!!

  15. Carlos E McGugin on September 11th, 2019 2:20 pm

    That piece of old Railroad track did it’s job.

  16. chris on September 11th, 2019 2:10 pm

    based on the tire marks, this driver was moving quickly.

  17. paul on September 11th, 2019 12:58 pm

    The obvious skid marks show too much speed.

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