SUV Lands Up In Trees In Highway 29 Wreck

October 13, 2021

A SUV landed literally up in the trees in a crash late Tuesday afternoon just south of Century.

The driver of the SUV was towing a U-Haul trailer on North Century Boulevard near Crary Road when lost control. The vehicle left the roadway and crashed into wood line. One tree was downed under the Honda Pilot. The SUV stopped with its bumper several feet off the ground with only one tire on the ground.

The adult male driver was not injured in the crash. He was able to crawl up and out of the wreckage and was assisted by firefighters as he climbed down a ladder.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. The Century and McDavid stations of Escambia Fire Rescue and Escambia County EMS also responded.

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Comments

10 Responses to “SUV Lands Up In Trees In Highway 29 Wreck”

  1. David Huie Green on October 16th, 2021 12:52 pm

    “Mama said there’ll be days like this; there’ll be days like this my Mama said.”

    (An appropriate song which often comes to mind.)

  2. John on October 16th, 2021 7:06 am

    Hope he got the Insurance!

  3. concerned on October 13th, 2021 2:24 pm

    for one that trailer is to big for that car. and if loaded that explains the sway and loose control.

  4. Hmmm on October 13th, 2021 9:18 am

    Rented a U-haul trailer one time and the brakes only worked on one side of it… it has a spring loaded hitch draw bar, and when you slow down, it compresses the spring applies the brakes on the trailer. Every time we’d go down a hill, the brakes would activate and pull to one side like crazy. Almost wrecked us several times before we could get that trailer back to them.

  5. Hoosier Daddy on October 13th, 2021 8:34 am

    There is a science involved in pulling a trailer. Attention has to be paid to the size and weight of the trailer. Also, the weight of the load contained and how it is distributed in the trailer. Another special concern is the size of the towing vehicle with regard to what is being pulled. A two axle trailer being pulled by a Honda Pilot??

  6. EMD on October 13th, 2021 8:15 am

    A Alex: I just noticed the logo on the U-Haul. In this case, I would say, “NOT!” I would be scared to do that. I would rent the truck.

  7. Ron on October 13th, 2021 8:02 am

    Everyone who uses a trailer should be familiar with the 60/40 rule. 60% of the weight forward of the axle. Even a small trailer improperly loaded can take a full size vehicle off the road. That may not be the case here but it happens very often. Stay safe.

  8. John on October 13th, 2021 6:27 am

    Looks like the trailer is only connected by the safty chains? Did it come uncoupled?

  9. cb on October 13th, 2021 6:15 am

    I have to wonder if uhaul mentioned anything about tongue weight, because it seems like that might have been at play here.

  10. A Alex on October 13th, 2021 2:31 am

    Glad no one was hurt,except his pride. Uhaul might need to rephrase their slogan tho.





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