Three Injured In Three Vehicle Crash On Highway 29 At Highway 196

September 30, 2021

Three people were injured in a three vehicle crash Thursday night at the intersection of Highway 29 and Highway 196 near Molino.

None of the injuries were considered to be life threatening; the victims were transported to area hospitals by Escambia County EMS.

The 7 p.m. crash shut down Highway 29 northbound north of Highway 196. The roadway was still closed at 8:15 p.m. with traffic detoured onto Highway 196 eastbound.

The Florida Highway is investigating. The Molino Station of Escambia Fire Rescue responded. photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.


9 Responses to “Three Injured In Three Vehicle Crash On Highway 29 At Highway 196”

  1. swamp fox on October 2nd, 2021 7:01 am

    heading east on hwy 196 and approaching hwy 29 has been improved if turning south on hwy 29 via the acceleration merge lane. If crossing hwy 29 heading towards 95A it can be “dodge ball”. The worst scenario is crossing (essentially 4 lanes ) and then turning north on hwy 29 with NO merge lane and ( if busy ) the “dodge ball effect once again. Now add to the situation the 18 wheelers and log trucks wanting to cross ( essentially 4 lanes) & then a sharp turn left going north on the inside lane (passing) lane of hwy 29. Sixty feet of 18 wheelers stuck out in that is preposterous. unfortunately the only solution is to install a traffic light.

  2. Jack on October 1st, 2021 10:00 pm

    This intersection seems to have more accidents than any other in this area and truly needs a stop light. You’re right, you can’t fix stupid but a light might show stupid just who has the right of way. The light at Molino crossroads may or may not have been necessary but it’s crazy not to have one at 29 & 196!

  3. Bird on October 1st, 2021 12:41 pm

    Someone in the highway developing dept, really, really needs to look at how the turning lanes at this intersection, are very screwed up. I’ve never seen such engineering. Someone made a big mistake. More crashes to come.

  4. Honest John on October 1st, 2021 10:58 am

    A Alex @
    Many thanks for the nail warning. I will use 95A or Jacks Branch raceway .

  5. A Alex on October 1st, 2021 9:22 am

    Ask Tom Thumb at 97&196 about lights werestopping accidents. They had a bad one last week there.

  6. StraightShooter on October 1st, 2021 6:05 am

    STOP before yall start screaming for a red light. Atmore Hwy is proof. What we do need is everyone to be smart, alert, undistracted drivers, including myself.

  7. Resident on October 1st, 2021 6:05 am

    Why is it too much to put a traffic light up at that intersection? So many accidents have happened there. It seems we can’t fix stupid and make drivers be careful without a light so let’s just put one up.

  8. Chris on October 1st, 2021 4:24 am

    Hope and prayers for everyone involved.

    Here comes chicken little and other non driving fools who just can’t live without a traffic light at this intersection. Then you have the other fools who make the decision whether to put a light in who just can’t say no to their fool brethren.

  9. A Alex on September 30th, 2021 8:54 pm

    WARNING, lots of nails and screws left in the road from this accident. Should use 95A for the next 2-3 days