Woman Airlifted After Highway 29 Crash That Injured Six People

February 9, 2021

Six people were reported to be injured in a two vehicle crash Monday night in Molino.

The 70-year old female driver of an SUV was airlifted by LifeFlight helicopter to Sacred Heart Hospital as a trauma alert. Five others, including two children, were transported to the hospital by Escambia County EMS with injuries that were not considered serious.

The crash happened about 6:50 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 29 and Highway 196.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the 79-year old Cantonment woman attempted to turn onto Highway 29 and pulled her Honda SUV  from Highway 196 into the path of a king cab pickup truck pulling a work trailer.

The SUV came to rest upside down on Highway 29, while the truck continued off the roadway into the edge of a wooded area.

Highway 29 was closed for the investigation and cleanup, including the removal of nails and screws in the roadway.

The Molino, Cantonment and McDavid stations of Escambia Fire Rescue and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office also responded.

NorthEscambia.com photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.


31 Responses to “Woman Airlifted After Highway 29 Crash That Injured Six People”

  1. Whisperjet on February 11th, 2021 8:26 am

    …the highways and intersections are not the problem..the problem is impaired driver , distracted drivers , careless and
    st upid drivers …people in too much of hurry because they don’t plan ahead and leave late for appointments..and tailgaters..

  2. Confused1 on February 10th, 2021 6:13 pm

    Prayers for all involved. Any update on injured condition?

  3. Anonymous on February 10th, 2021 9:20 am

    Imbeciles think a light will fix everything

  4. The law on February 9th, 2021 5:08 pm

    Install a signal, make it 6 lane and 45mph from just north of 97 all the way to town. I guarantee you it will be safer. You may go slower, but with 6 lanes it’ll flow more consistent if they’re timed right.

  5. George on February 9th, 2021 4:42 pm

    This intersection is a complete design disaster! Someone start a petition to DOT before more people die! There is no acceleration lane for those turning off east Hwy 196 onto Hwy 29 headed south.

  6. molino resident on February 9th, 2021 3:08 pm

    Can someone please explain why there is two turning lanes if you are traveling North on Highway 29 and want to turn onto Hwy 196 going West?
    I have never been able to figure this out. Very Very bad design. I know of no other area in Pensacola that has two turn lanes like this.

  7. Alex on February 9th, 2021 1:54 pm

    Everyone screams red light but when are some of you going to take a stand and file the complaints to get the ball rolling?

  8. Me on February 9th, 2021 1:06 pm

    So sorry this accident happened and it is exactly what it was (more than likely), an accident. Not trying to sound heartless, but it happens. Hope the people involved are going to be better than o.k.
    Hope they all had insurance.
    This isn’t or maybe is the time to say this…
    Note, there are turning lanes off of hwy 29 north and south going onto hwy 196 (barrineau park rd.) from the median. Not sure if there is a lane on hwy 29 to get into when turning off of barrineau park rd. from the west side (there is not from the east) so that u can speed up before the transition into flowing traffic going south.
    Also, Part of 29 in that area is posted, if I remember correctly, 65 mph the other is 55. Not many people drive 55 or 65 in that area…it’s more like 70/75 (85). Not dropping any blame here in any way shape or form, just saying. And, I have seen, and have had, people pull out in front of others and people pull out in front of me…not dropping blame here in any way shape or form, just saying.
    This article says she was leaving 196 and pulled onto 29. The car looks mashed on the passenger side (can’t see the driver side). But if this is the case, the only way the car could have been hit on the passenger side would be if it was in the median already, getting ready to pull out onto 29 going south (from the east) or getting ready to pull out onto 29 going north (from the west). Wish I new if the car was hit by another vehicle or not since we can’t see the driver side.
    In my opinion, lights can help but they can cause other problems as well…but, maybe lesser problems instead of accidents.
    Next, Joy Bryant in the below post is right…people out here don’t know their place in the median. And I am not just talking about civilians…I have seen police and county officers doing it as well. Not sure how to correct it but this has to stop. Maybe they don’t teach it in drivers ed?! Haven’t had to read a drivers license book in a long, long time. Maybe it isn’t in the book any more?!
    Last of my comments…Also note that when going south on hwy 29 and then getting into the median before getting onto barrineau park rd. going east u just about have to stop in the wrong place to turn left or you are having to cross back to the north east just to turn onto barrineau rd. Bad, bad, bad design!
    Hope I didn’t write all of this for nothing and all the issues get fixed!

  9. SueB on February 9th, 2021 11:02 am

    Haven’t seen Highway Patrol working this area. Don’t have yellow lights for caution. Just Red & Green. But that will not work either. Fault is always in the driver but a lot of money can change the result for the driver. No matter what is done, it’s always money for the State.

  10. David on February 9th, 2021 10:26 am

    @ Patricia McNamara and Molino

    You are both spot on
    Prayers to all

  11. Urban Sprawl Pain on February 9th, 2021 10:09 am

    Eventually when enough red lights are installed, and after traffic volume increases vehicle speeds will slow. Slower speed wrecks don’t make the news. This is urban sprawl.

  12. molino resident on February 9th, 2021 9:31 am

    I have lived on Highway 196 for 20 years. Each day I leave my residence, heading east to Highway 29. I know there is a stop sign at 196 and 29. But, some people may be passing through and not know this, even though there is a stop sign.
    Instead of a red light at this intersection that just stops the good flow of traffic on Highway 29, why not put a flashing red light on both sides of 29 on Highway 196. This warns the driver that a stop sign (intersection) is ahead without having to do a full red light/green light/stop the flow of traffic/ intersection light. Plus it is far less expensive. I do not see where any engineering would be required. Just put the red warning blinking light up on Highway 196 (both sides of 29) warning of the upcoming intersection and stop sign.
    This is something our District 5 County Commissioner should be looking into. All feedback is welcome.
    I do pray this elderly woman is OK.

  13. Well on February 9th, 2021 7:55 am

    Prayers for all involved.

  14. Pam on February 9th, 2021 7:37 am

    They messed up the intersection. There is no turn/merge lane when turning left, heading south bound. I knew this would happen because you have to pull out from a stopped postion to head south. So sorry for families. This is a DOT problem.

  15. You can have it on February 9th, 2021 7:35 am

    Glad I have worked from home over the past 11 months so i don’t have to get out on 29…..

  16. joy bryant on February 9th, 2021 6:57 am

    I live off of 29 in Molino and RARE is it you see someone in the CORRECT side of the turn thru-if you block my vision-YOU are in the WRONG lane! I guess signs need to be put up to remind people how to make a correct left turn in the center!!!

  17. Me on February 9th, 2021 6:54 am

    Red lights won’t end wrecks but they will drop the average speed through the intersection. 29@97 still has wrecks but there are fewer fatal accidents than there used to be.

  18. Patricia McNamara on February 9th, 2021 6:12 am

    I would like to share something with everyone. A red light is not going to stop accidents from happening. Accident are from operator error. People operating vehicles do not pay enough attention therefore an error which then leads to an accident. I drive a school bus and see it everyday. There are to many people driving thinking that a yellow light means hurry up to beat the red light. When that happens accidents can happen. Only people can fix operator errors. Please pay attention for all. Prayers go out to all that was involved in this accident. This was some ones Mom, Dad, Aunt, Uncle, kids, grandkids, brother, sister, Niece and or Nephew. Everyone wants to try to get home for their families.

  19. 429SCJ on February 9th, 2021 3:41 am

    Lower the speed from 85mph, to 50 mph.

  20. Molino on February 9th, 2021 3:21 am

    The amount of people who think a red light will somehow fix bad drivers and people who aren’t paying attention just baffles me. You can see both ways at that intersection. How is that red light doing at 97 and 29? Not enough chaos there for y’all?

  21. GatorGirl850 on February 9th, 2021 2:38 am

    Wow!!. First off, we are praying for the families involved… now, a red light isn’t gonna help anything, I live off of 196 and I have no problem getting on or off hwy 29.. like what you said Vicky, pay attention people!! But I do believe that the folks going north on 29 should pay attention and move the hell over for the ones sitting in the median, knowing they are going the same way and you have a whole empty lane beside you, greedy…no manners… smh

  22. Vicky on February 9th, 2021 1:39 am

    Everyone wants a traffic light thinking it will solve a problem, no it won’t. People need to get their heads out of their butt’s and pay attention to the road and what is around them. Get off the cell phones

  23. A Alex on February 9th, 2021 1:04 am

    LOOK AT 29@97
    stopped all those wrecks
    The new design as this location on no turning lane when heading south off a west turn. YOU CRAZY ENGINEERS and media needs a good look at this wasted new intersection. My prediction when no turning lane was installed in southbound lanes

  24. james o conway on February 8th, 2021 11:12 pm

    the red light at 29 and 97 has not stopped the wreaks so why do people want more lights in the country when all it does is heards the cars up in bunches.

  25. Carlos E McGugin on February 8th, 2021 11:10 pm

    Going back to the 60s, I remember crashes there. A lady in our Church was killed there around 1965.

  26. Richard on February 8th, 2021 11:02 pm

    This intersection needs a light! Too many accidents and deaths at this spot.

  27. Joanne on February 8th, 2021 10:11 pm

    So many injuries and deaths at that intersection, why isn’t there a light there?
    So sad that we have the power to decrease these numbers but don’t.
    Praying for all involved.

  28. Bonnie Exner on February 8th, 2021 9:46 pm

    Prayers for all involved..one of my church members lost her husband on a head on collision there in the 1980’s when there was construction there.

  29. Jason on February 8th, 2021 9:42 pm

    Enough wrecks here that have claimed lives and hurt people. When will it be enough to get a red light here???

  30. Laura on February 8th, 2021 8:39 pm

    Praying for all involved

  31. jbs on February 8th, 2021 8:33 pm

    North and south hwy 29 are both closed and northbound is being diverted to Hwy 196 east. 7:33pm

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