Wild Ride: Woman’s Vehicle Soars Across Highway 97, Travels Nearly 100 Yards Into Peanut Field

July 16, 2020

A woman’s vehicle literally went airborne over Highway 97 and continued nearly the length of a football field into a muddy field of peanuts in Walnut Hill late Wednesday afternoon.

The driver was southbound on North Highway 99 at an apparent high rate of speed when she failed to stop at stop sign. Her Hyundai Tucson became airborne and soared over Highway 97. It landed on the opposite side of the roadway with the windshield striking a road sign. The vehicle became airborne a second time, landed in a peanut field and bounced up into the air again. It then continued nearly 100 yards into the field.

First responders arrived about 6 p.m. to find the female driver apparently unresponsive in the vehicle. She was later transported out of the field using an ATV and walked to an ambulance. She was transported by Escambia County EMS to Atmore Community Hospital.

The Florida Highway Patrol investigated and has not released further information. The Walnut Hill Station of Escambia Fire Rescue and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office also responded.

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16 Responses to “Wild Ride: Woman’s Vehicle Soars Across Highway 97, Travels Nearly 100 Yards Into Peanut Field”

  1. Front row seat on July 21st, 2020 1:31 pm

    Second one in two weeks off Hwy 99. The speed limit on Hwy 99 between hwy 4 to hwy 97 is….. 45 MPH. Imagine that. Slow down…. too many children with ATVs and tractors on this road.

  2. haha on July 18th, 2020 2:01 pm

    Daisy was Bo and Luke’s cousin, Uncle Jessie’s daughter, not their sister. I’m curious to know if this was medical, drug related or just plain old-fashioned speeding and careless driving?

  3. Rasheed Jackson on July 17th, 2020 2:08 pm

    This could have so much worse. Very thankful no other cars were involved. Hope the driver is OK.

  4. Donovan Nelson on July 17th, 2020 7:35 am

    That’s nuts

  5. Freedom on July 17th, 2020 7:07 am

    Maybe the lady had a medical issue.

  6. tg on July 16th, 2020 9:14 pm

    She beat Wilber Wrights record at Kitty Hawk hope she is fine.

  7. Well on July 16th, 2020 8:03 pm

    You know them Duke Boys had a sister.
    Hope she’s ok.

  8. charlie Mike on July 16th, 2020 6:51 pm

    Any landing you walk away from is a good landing. Hope the gal is okay.

  9. Ike Remski on July 16th, 2020 6:04 pm

    Jesus take the wheel!!!

  10. Hmmm on July 16th, 2020 3:15 pm

    First of all… I don’t see any rude or accusatory comments. Secondly, if I ever do anything spectacular, admire, comment, make jokes, and laugh about it… regardless of the reason for the event or the outcome.

    If the driver had a medical issue that caused this, I believe everyone here is very happy this didn’t have a tragic ending, and wishes her a full and speedy recovery, and maybe a couple hours of flight instruction to smooth out those landings.

  11. Mike on July 16th, 2020 12:24 pm

    To any rude comments this could have been something medical
    If she passed out foot could have pegged the accelerator.
    Get all the facts before making jokes or rude comments who
    Knows this could be you or some one you love one day and could turn out to be more tragic.

  12. k on July 16th, 2020 10:03 am

    distance across the road: 32 feet.
    distance to first impact: 44 feet.

    car dropped five feet to impact after a short upward path from the road.

    *insert math here*

    speed at departure: 55 to 62 miles an hour.
    if she was unresponsive, her foot on the gas pedal kept the car’s momentum going through the field.

    ask the first responders if the car was still revving its engine when they got there.

  13. Fly Away on July 16th, 2020 9:33 am

    Your flight from Walnut Hill International Airport is now departing.

  14. Bill on July 16th, 2020 8:12 am

    WOW….At that time if day this could have been tragic

  15. A Alex on July 16th, 2020 8:10 am

    Guess troop can’t measure airborne skid marks for speed. Guessing 70-85mph

  16. Deborah Daugherty on July 16th, 2020 4:11 am

    What a ride she had,,I hope she is ok..

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