Overturned Log Truck Blocks Highway 29 In McDavid For Hours

February 18, 2020

An overturned log truck closed southbound Highway 29 in McDavid for hours late Tuesday afternoon into the evening.

The driver of the log truck was apparently northbound on Highway 29 south of Bogia Road when he crossed median into the southbound lanes and then traveled back into the median, causing the truck to overturn. The truck came to rest in the median with the logs blocking the entire southbound side of the roadway.

The driver suffered minor injuries.

Southbound traffic was diverted into the northbound lanes as northbound was reduced to one lane. Traffic was stopped in both directions at times during the cleanup. In addition to righting the log truck and removing the logs, a second semi-truck had to be pulled from the median after it became stuck when the driver attempted to crossover and go around the initial crash.

Te southbound lanes of Highway 29 remained blocked into the evening.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating. The McDavid Station of Escambia Fire Rescue, Escambia County EMS and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office also responded.

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12 Responses to “Overturned Log Truck Blocks Highway 29 In McDavid For Hours”

  1. David Watson on February 20th, 2020 2:21 pm

    I was the driver, I blacked out probably due to high blood pressure. Never been an issue before, but it was really high following the rollover. I was aware that u had left the road but couldn’t see, realized I was getting into the oncoming lane and eased it back into the median so as to not hurt anyone. All the while struggling to see and attempting to claw my way out of the darkness. In light of this I’m giving up my CDL because I can’t in good conscience tempt fate and wind up hurting others. Looking for a job operating a bulldozer as I’m an expert operator.

  2. Bowhunter on February 19th, 2020 12:46 pm

    @daughterofadeceasedtrucker How About You Spend A Week On HWY 29 Or HWY112 Then Come Back And Make Comment

  3. Hammer Down!! on February 19th, 2020 12:32 pm

    If it isn’t a log truck; It’s a dump truck or an ECUA utility truck….

  4. just sayin on February 19th, 2020 10:13 am

    Hey Earl with the crystal ball. What are the lotto numbers for tonight?

  5. fisherman on February 19th, 2020 9:15 am

    I have come to the conclusion that reading comprehension is a big problem in Escambia County they read the article but fail to comprehend what they read. Prior to commenting on an article they probably should read it twice before commenting just my opinion.

  6. ensley boy on February 19th, 2020 9:03 am

    Log jam on Escambia River and now a log jam on Hwy 29. Will it never end.

  7. bmw on February 19th, 2020 8:46 am

    Many people driving everything from motorcycles to log trucks enter this ‘Daytona 500′ we call Highway 29 every day. It’s a wonder there aren’t more wrecks as the traffic is usually busy and fast.

  8. Earl in Bratt on February 19th, 2020 7:46 am

    Haha what Earl said

  9. john on February 19th, 2020 6:33 am

    The news article does say injuries were minor! Does anyone read past the first or second sentence?

  10. Daughterofadeceasedtrucker on February 18th, 2020 11:20 pm

    ITS NOT ALWATS SPED, who knows, someone probably cut him off and to avoid hitting them, he had to end up wrecking himself,! I know first hand, its happened to my dad before!.. How about just pray he’s injuries wasnt to bad and he recovers fast because who knows He could be his family only income….. how about pray and not ASSUME!!!!

  11. Earl on February 18th, 2020 9:19 pm

    Yes speed was a factor..I saw it in my crystal ball

  12. Jerry on February 18th, 2020 8:29 pm

    Another logging truck accident….What a surprise! At least they didn’t kill someone this time. I’m sure speed was a factor.

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