Northview High Student Airlifted After Highway 4 Wreck; Adult, Four Young Children Uninjured

September 10, 2020

A Northview High School student was critically injured in a two vehicle wreck Thursday morning near the school, while five other people including four children escaped injury.

The crash happened about 8:05 a.m. at the intersection of West Highway 4 and North Pine Barren Road. The high school student apparently pulled her Nissan Murano from a stop sign on Pine Barren Road into the path of a Lincoln MKZ traveling eastbound on Highway 4.

The 16-year old female was trapped in her vehicle and extricated by firefighters before being airlifted to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola by Shandscair helicopter. The adult female driver of the Lincoln and four young children were not injured.

The crash is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. The Walnut Hill and Century stations of Escambia Fire Rescue, Atmore Fire Department, Escambia County EMS and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office also responded. photos, click to enlarge.


8 Responses to “Northview High Student Airlifted After Highway 4 Wreck; Adult, Four Young Children Uninjured”

  1. Facts on September 13th, 2020 7:26 am

    At more Air care 2 is usually the responding helo to the north end of the county there is no first go to now like previously

  2. Me on September 11th, 2020 8:16 am

    ShandsCair has the priority contract now over LifeFlight. ShandsCair dispatch is contacted first and they determine if they have a aircraft close enough to respond and ,if not, LifeFlight is contacted. Typically ShandsCair responds to calls in the North end of the county due to the proximity of aircraft in Atmore and Semmes. LifeFlight will usually respond to areas in the Southern end of the county ie. Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key, and Beulah.

  3. Moe de Lone on September 10th, 2020 3:09 pm

    Citizens who were not here 50 years plus ago do not realize the advancements in responses to any type of highway or home emergency. There were private ambulance services, but most counties relied on funeral homes using retired hearses as emergency vehicles. The ambulance attendants and law enforcement officers could only render rudimentary first aid before a hopefully safe trip to the hospital.

    There were no modular ambulances with immediate contact with emergency rooms, and airborne rescue was unheard of. Even the fire departments could offer only scant aid.

    With the involvement in Vietnam came the era of the EMT, paramedic and helicopter rescue. Volunteer fire departments have trained medics ready to render aid. Times have truly improved for bad situations.

  4. Rhonda Wright on September 10th, 2020 2:25 pm

    GREAT picture of Life Flight!

  5. William Reynolds on September 10th, 2020 1:58 pm

    >>DID Shanscair replace Lifeflight?

    LifeFlight, Shandscair and MedStar all respond in Escambia County now. (MedStar Air Care 2 based in Atmore seems to typically only respond in the northern end of Escambia County FL )

  6. Hwy 4 Resident on September 10th, 2020 12:29 pm

    Oh my god, I was on my porch when I seen all the ambulances, police cars, everything. Praying for those involved this is horrible, God bless.

  7. ensley boy on September 10th, 2020 11:50 am

    DID Shanscair replace Lifeflight?

  8. Mom who's been there on September 10th, 2020 11:01 am

    God bless you! Praying for family and teens. Please be careful on the roads going to school and out with friends! Lost my son in Auto accident. Hoping doctors help her and God puts his hand on her and family.