Driver Trapped After Dump Truck Crash On Barrineau Park Bridge

October 7, 2019

A driver was trapped in his overturned dump truck about an hour and half this morning before being airlifted to the hospital.

The driver lost control of his loaded dump truck at the Barrineau Park Bridge that spans the Perdido River between Alabama and Florida. The truck overturned on the Alabama (western) end of the bridge. The driver was pinned by the wreckage and a guardrail.

First responders from both states, including a special operations team from Escambia County, worked feverishly to remove the driver during an extensive extrication process.

The adult male was airlifted by Medstar AirCare helicopter to Sacred Heart Hospital. An update on his condition was not available.

At 12:30 p.m., the bridge remained closed due to the overturned truck and spilled load of dirt.

Further information has not been released as Alabama State Troopers continue their investigation.

The Molino, Cantonment and McDavid stations of Escambia Fire Rescue, Rosington and Gateswood volunteer fire departments from Baldwin County, MedStar EMS, Escambia County EMS, Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office were among the responding agencies.

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9 Responses to “Driver Trapped After Dump Truck Crash On Barrineau Park Bridge”

  1. Max Payload on October 8th, 2019 8:33 am

    Most of these operators get paid for either the number of loads they deliver or the sq. yds. This inherently causes the sense of hurrying. A prudent operator will manage his/her responsibilities keeping safe operations in number 1.

  2. Captain O on October 8th, 2019 8:30 am

    Isn’t this the third I didn’t involving a dump truck in a week or so?

    Here’s some advice for dump truck drivers. (Pay close attention)

    1. Slow down
    2. Pay attention
    3. Know your load

    You have a greater responsibility than normal commuters. You have the responsibility of keeping yourselves safe, your load safe, and everyone around you safe, oh yeah, while driving a 60,000lb truck. If you don’t think you can do it then get out of the truck. It’s as simple as that. Oh, and don’t blame it on com.uter driver’s. You should APP know that they can’t drive around here anyway, so you should drive more defensive than anyone.

  3. Cathy Sexton on October 8th, 2019 8:22 am

    My friend and I were canoeing from Staple Fork Landing in Baldwin County Alabama to Fillingim Landing in Escambia County Florida when we saw firetrucks on the bridge @ 11:30 a.m.. We stopped to check out what was happening. I saw 13 emergency vehicles plus the helicopter. (There may have been more on the Florida side.) The driver was being removed from the truck and was put on a stretcher and onto an ambulance and taken to the awaiting helicopter.
    I pray the driver and his family.

  4. Tee bug on October 7th, 2019 6:32 pm

    Just about every other vehicle out there in this area is a big truck of some sort due to the fact there is so much construction in this area in a perfect world we we could have roads for the private vehicles and the commercial ones but we are not in a perfect world and we have to share all I can say is be careful out there my friends

  5. ? on October 7th, 2019 4:53 pm

    Prayers for the driver and their family. Anyone have an update this afternoon?

  6. Thomas Bailey on October 7th, 2019 4:40 pm

    I see one of three things causing this. One being speed, two being he fell asleep and ran it up the guardrail and onto it’s side and three he blew a steer tire and lost control of it.

  7. Bartender on October 7th, 2019 4:25 pm

    Hope the driver is ok.there is a curve there an if he was speeding an the load shifted could have cause him to turn over.if he had a medical issue could have caused it to.glad no one else was involved.dump trucks are heavy an can be dangerous if not careful.i drove one for years an they cant stop on a dime.

  8. Oversight on October 7th, 2019 3:05 pm

    Common denominator = high speed. Watched just a few minutes ago in Molino a gasoline 18 wheeler run the left turn arrow north bound on 29, do a u-turn in the intersection, then cut across traffic and into the Tom Thumb.

  9. Hammer Down!! on October 7th, 2019 2:30 pm

    Hmmmm…… Dump trucks are making the top headlines now for the second time in past few days…… .

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