Two Teen Pedestrians Hit By Pickup On Highway 95A; One Seriously Injured

August 8, 2020

Two teen pedestrians were injured when they were struck by a pickup truck on Highway 95A early Saturday morning.

A Ford F150 driven by a 20-year old Cantonment man was traveling south on Highway 95A approaching Gateway Lane at 1:16 a.m.  Two teen boys, ages 14 and 15, were walking southbound on the shoulder of Highway 95A, according to the Florida Highway Patrol when they were struck.

The 15-year male was seriously injured, while the 14-year old suffered minor injuries.  The driver of the pickup and his 18-year old female passenger from Cantonment were not injured.

The Florida Highway Patrol is continuing their investigation into exactly how the crash occurred.

The FHP no longer releases the names of individuals involved in traffic crashes.

File photo.


15 Responses to “Two Teen Pedestrians Hit By Pickup On Highway 95A; One Seriously Injured”

  1. B100 on August 12th, 2020 7:44 pm

    If you’re walking or riding a bike after dark PLEASE be aware that just because you can see the headlights of a vehicle it doesn’t mean that they can see you….

  2. Bystander is a Potatohead on August 12th, 2020 8:23 am

    Bystander, don’t be a Potatohead and make up stories. You should read the article. You want to be a hero, a Super Mr. Potatohead.

    Prayers for the boys.

  3. Just saying on August 11th, 2020 4:48 pm

    I am so sorry this happened and hope the boys will be ok. I am sure that it was tramatic for the young man that hit them. Why would a 14 & 15 year old be out walking the streets at that time of night. Parents you need to know where your “kids” are. I could see where this could easily have happened as many times people are not wearing reflective clothing etc…when they are walking or biking at night. This is very dangerous and it only takes a slight swerve.

  4. bewildered on August 9th, 2020 10:20 am

    Bob C – your response “alphabet” network reporter is hilarious. Can I steal the phrase? It would come in handy every time you turn in a local television station

  5. bob c on August 9th, 2020 8:09 am

    @ Bystander

    Sounds like you were at a completely different incident and Not at the one reported here.
    Or, maybe you are a reporter for one of the Alphabet Media Networks and have the facts completely confused and wrongly reported.

    Prayers for the two kids hurt and for their families.
    Prayers for the young driver and passenger.

  6. JTV on August 8th, 2020 6:23 pm

    @Bystander, the article said nothing about a hit and run. Did you get to talk to FHP?

  7. Howie on August 8th, 2020 5:18 pm

    I typed in my search browser – Curfew for minors in Pensacola Fl and was a very long article. I found a date for this article – 1982.

    After further reading, more articles on this stated that the ordinance was unconstitutional for the reasons of invasion of personal rights and liberties. Too bad there are excuses to knock down something for the greater good.

    I can honestly say – there needs to be a curfew ordinance in place.

  8. Also replying to bystander on August 8th, 2020 5:11 pm

    To the man who thought it was a hit and run no it was not we checked to see if we could find them and we couldn’t so we pulled over to where we thought they were at and called we were the first to call about it and then in minutes we seen the ambulance 30 feet in front of us I myself couldn’t walk their cause I was covered in glass we had no clue what to do in this situation but to wait for law enforcement to come and talk to us about it. Again don’t misinform others it’s rude and makes you sound ignorant.

  9. To the bystander on August 8th, 2020 5:08 pm

    You must be misinformed Because the truck did not flee the person who drove turned around and talked to the police. Do not miss inform others trying to sound like a hero. Smh

  10. William Reynolds on August 8th, 2020 4:52 pm

    “The Pensacola curfew ordinance provided that…”

    There is no curfew ordinance in Escambia County or Pensacola, with the exception of the ability to enact a curfew in the county during a State of Emergency.

    The wording you cited was a part of a City of Pensacola ordinance was struck down as unconstitutional in the early 1980s.

  11. Howie on August 8th, 2020 4:41 pm

    Sorry this had to happen to these boys and their parents need to know about the laws regarding curfews. Too many young people are strolling the streets at night.

    The Pensacola curfew ordinance provided that children under the age of 16 could not be “in or upon any street, alley, park or other public place or shall attend any public entertainment or amusement,” between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. of the next succeeding day, in each and every day of the year, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. The curfew ordinance provided an exception for such children regularly employed in a gainful occupation upon the production of credentials to the Police.

    Escambia County needs to enforce these laws, and situations as this wouldn’t happen. You can place some of the blame on the parents or guardians for not keeping watch over their children. It all starts with proper parenting and no watch would be necessary.

    Just saying ……….

  12. RC on August 8th, 2020 4:23 pm

    Parents do you know where your children are? No child should be out walking the streets at that time or anytime if you realized the dangers.

  13. Conerned on August 8th, 2020 4:07 pm

    Where are the parents?Why was these kids out a almost 1:30 I’m the morning anyway.

  14. Bystander on August 8th, 2020 3:33 pm

    Some buddies and I were on our way home when the kid flagged us down. When we got to the boy in the grass he was roughed up. After calling the police they were there in minutes fixing the boy up. Man is a trooper. And for the car that hit him and fled you hit a kid and couldn’t even stop or turn around. We might have stood there with the paramedics for 20 minuets and never saw this truck glad they found out who it was!

  15. JTV on August 8th, 2020 1:32 pm

    Folks, Nothing good happens at 1AM

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