Update: FHP Cites Driver For Pulling Into Path Of Log Truck

November 12, 2019

A man was critically injured in a collision with a log truck late Monday afternoon in Century.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol report released late Tuesday afternoon, 87-year old Jim Burl Day of Brewton was traveling south on Old Flomaton Road approaching East Highway 4. He failed to make a complete stop with his 2000 Dodge Dakota pickup and pulled into the path of an approaching log truck. Wilford Kenneth Hancock, age 66 of Baker, was unable to avoid a collision, with the front of his semi striking the passenger side of Day’s pickup. Day’s pickup came to rest in the edge of a wooded area, and the log truck jackknifed into a ditch.

Day was extricated from the vehicle and airlifted to a Pensacola Hospital by LifeFlight helicopter with serious injuries. Hancock suffered minor injuries and was treated on scene by Escambia County EMS..

Day was ticketed  by the FHP for failing to stop at the stop sign.

The Century and McDavid stations of Escambia Fire Rescue, Flomaton Fire Department, and Escambia County EMS responded.

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6 Responses to “Update: FHP Cites Driver For Pulling Into Path Of Log Truck”

  1. Rasheed Jackson on November 14th, 2019 11:56 am

    @Van, Don’t go blaming his age, a lot of accidents posted here on NE and no one said anything about age, then one man, age 87, charged with an accident and it is an age issue. My dad drove till he was 94 and I would have gotten in a car with him any day over most drivers. Yes there are some that need to give it up but there are a lot of young drivers out there that think they are invincible and throw caution to the wind, and those are the ones you should be looking out for.

  2. Robert Martin, Sr. on November 13th, 2019 11:38 pm

    @ Van….I hope you can make it to 75 plus. Then you can shake your fists at crazy young drivers who demand the right-of-way, follow too close, blow their horns, and eventually pay their insurance premiums….If you make it.

  3. Vicky on November 13th, 2019 2:45 pm

    Does anyone know how Mr.Day is doing

  4. Van on November 13th, 2019 1:22 pm

    If you can’t see a log truck coming then you need to stop driving. Prayers for the driver. Family may need to make that decision of not allowing him to drive anymore. Elder drivers need to take driving tests yearly after 75 in my book.

  5. Fat Albert on November 13th, 2019 8:40 am

    Gross weight and momentum will win every time.

  6. Brenda on November 11th, 2019 7:28 pm

    I was wondering what happened I heard sirens close by was not home long when I heard it. May God be with no both of them.

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