Multiple Injuries In Crash Involving ECUA Truck Two Other Vehicles

August 3, 2021

At least four people were reportedly injured in a crash involving three vehicles on Nine Mile Road Tuesday, including an Emerald Coast Utilities Authority sanitation truck.

The crash happened at Nine Mile Road and Bell Ridge Drive in Beulah about 11:30 a.m. and also involved a pickup truck and SUV.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating and has not released further details on how the wreck occurred.

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7 Responses to “Multiple Injuries In Crash Involving ECUA Truck Two Other Vehicles”

  1. Randall Webb on August 4th, 2021 9:58 am

    You can bet on the fact that some idiot was texting which contributed to the accident..even though there’s a no texting and driving law, its obviously not being enforced because of the amount of drivers still texting. I would rather be around a drunk driver because He or She is at least looking up and not down at their phone

  2. @neighbor on August 4th, 2021 9:00 am

    You are so correct. Absolutely NO law enforcement in Cantonment or beulah. I live on west Robert’s road and a lot of those 9 mile road drivers continue north on pine forest road thinking they are short cutting to Cantonment and about every one of them are going well over the limit and pass going up hill, and try to pass against our left signals as we turn into our driveways. Repeated requests to the sheriff’s office go ignored. All they would do is put up a sign with a radar telling you your speed. It’s a joke. The fhp will not do traffic enforcement on a county road due to speed limits set by local authorities.

  3. LM on August 4th, 2021 8:00 am

    I don’t know the cause of this accident because I was not involved. I do agree with the person who stated that people should leave for their destination early enough so that they can arrive without speeding. I too leave a little early to account for heavy traffic, bad weather, road construction etc., so that I can drive the speed limit and have a more pleasant drive and not risk an accident or ticket. When people ride my bumper because I am driving the posted speed limit then I just slow down. Some people get the message and back off, others get the message but continue to ride my bumper because they are simply jerks that could care less about the law or safety of those around them. Therefore, I will not care about the jerks on my bumper while I am getting to my destination on time.

  4. Slow Down on August 4th, 2021 6:44 am

    Don’t you just hate it when those big green 30,000 pound garbage trucks come from no where and appear right in front of you?

  5. Neighbor on August 3rd, 2021 10:42 pm

    Traveling on 9 mile road is so dangerous. It’s the people that are in such a hurry that are making it so dangerous. Here’s an idea, Leave earlier and you won’t have to speed. Cannot count how many times I’ve had trucks fly up to my bumper when I’m doing the posted 35MPH WITH WORKERS PRESENT. Then they ride my bumper wanting me to go faster. The FHP really should be out there ticketing people.
    People usually slow down when driving through Gulf Breeze because if you don’t, you Will get a ticket. Not around here in Beulah or Cantonment….

  6. Marl on August 3rd, 2021 8:49 pm

    Please, people need to slow down and put the cell phone in the backseat or glove box.

  7. H C Feinberg on August 3rd, 2021 5:30 pm

    Wishing everyone with injuries to recover soon. Appears to be some hard hitting.

    ECUA trucks stop and go, pull in and out of areas and people not paying attention to vehicles bigger than they are. Regardless of who is at fault in this accident.

    My eyes are constantly on those trucks, semi trucks, and all busses when I see one.

    Read the sign on the truck: Caution – This truck stops and backs frequently – Stay back 30 feet. Do drivers do this? Some do and most don’t stay back 30 feet.

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