Driver Uninjured In North Highway 99 Rollover

November 5, 2019

A driver escaped injury in a single vehicle rollover Tuesday morning near Bratt.

The driver was southbound on North Highway 99 near Breastworks Road when she failed to properly negotiate a curve and left the roadway. Her vehicle crossed back over both lanes and overturned, coming to rest upright against a signpost. She refused medical transport from Escambia County EMS following the crash about 10:50 a.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating.

The Walnut Hill Station of Escambia Fire Rescue and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office also responded. photos, click to enlarge.


7 Responses to “Driver Uninjured In North Highway 99 Rollover”

  1. Tc on November 7th, 2019 12:40 am

    @yellerhammer. The SUV is not the problem. Plenty other vehicles on the road safely taking these curves that are far more top heavy. The problem was operator error.

  2. yellerhammer on November 6th, 2019 3:02 pm

    Another SUV rollover the vehicle’s are dangerous especially one’s with third row seating you can’t escape when your in wreck.

  3. Daryl on November 6th, 2019 11:26 am

    I got the same history of Breastworks road from my grand father Clarence walker many years ago.

  4. Mary on November 5th, 2019 8:00 pm

    @William, thank you for answering mat’s question in the comments. I’d love to see NorthEscambia so a mini series on interesting local history. It might help the younger readers develop a sense of pride. Just a thought. Thank you again.

  5. Mr. Authority on November 5th, 2019 7:36 pm

    That Datsun is wrinkled up a little… Glad the principal operator is ok

  6. William Reynolds on November 5th, 2019 2:55 pm

    “This may sound like a weird question but how do they
    come up with a road name like breastworks road?”

    Local history says Andrew Jackson camped on what is now Breastworks Road in the early 1800’s when fighting the Indians. He later became provisional governor of Florida and then the 7th president of the United States.

    A breastwork was a temporary fortification use during the time period. It was often earthwork constructed to breast height to protect people in a standing position.

    The two parts together would explain the name of Breastworks Road, but it’s not 100% certain.

  7. mat on November 5th, 2019 1:44 pm

    This may sound like a weird question but how do they
    come up with a road name like breastworks road?

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