Highway 97 Driver Hits Two Culverts, Six Mailboxes, Trash Can, Sign And A Toy Dump Truck

January 9, 2020

A driver ran off Highway 97 and struck two culverts, six mailboxes, a speed limit sign, a trash can and a toy dump truck Wednesday night in Davisville.

The man first left the roadway near Highway 97 and Highway 4 where he hit the first culvert and continued south on the shoulder for several hundred yards, hitting things along the way.

The man, reportedly in his 70s, refused medical transport to the hospital.

The Florida Highway Patrol has not released further details, and there’s no word yet on what charges the driver might face.

Escambia County EMS, the Walnut Hill Station of Escambia Fire Rescue and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office also responded.

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9 Responses to “Highway 97 Driver Hits Two Culverts, Six Mailboxes, Trash Can, Sign And A Toy Dump Truck”

  1. Anne on January 11th, 2020 7:11 am

    YIKES!!! Wonder how fast this dude was going when he ran over the SPEED LIMIT sign?
    He may have been taking a nap behind the wheel, driving while tired is a Bad Thing.
    If he’d have hit one of the old steel TONKA trucks this could have had a very different outcome.
    Hope he wakes up soon.

  2. Alaqn on January 10th, 2020 12:18 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for the toy dump truck.

  3. BG on January 9th, 2020 11:08 pm

    Hay Dear bring home some corn

  4. Suzie B on January 9th, 2020 10:05 pm

    I’m glad the man and the dump truck are ok. lol

  5. ensley boy on January 9th, 2020 5:43 pm

    Dang deers.

  6. Barbara Agerton on January 9th, 2020 4:38 pm

    I am glad he is ok.hope he had insurance..and I had to laugh when I saw the ‘Toy” Dump truck now that was too too funny…………………..

  7. Mk on January 9th, 2020 4:08 pm

    The toy dump truck…. now thats funny stuff right there.

  8. Lucky on January 9th, 2020 4:06 pm

    The toy truck maybe worth more than the car according to the “Pickers”

  9. Tough car! on January 9th, 2020 3:59 pm

    Glad to know his is ok, 1st of all. 2nd that is a tough ride. Took it like a champ!

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