15-Year Old Driver Critically Injures Pedestrian In Escambia County

November 24, 2021

A pedestrian was struck by a SUV drivn by a 15-year old Tuesday afternoon in Escambia County.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the teen was traveling north on Mobile Highway near Lynch Street at 4:23 p.m. when a pedestiran jumped over a guardrail and into the roadway. The teen began braking and turned toward the shoulder of the road, striking the pedestrian. The SUV continued into the guardrain on the east side of the road, traveled across all lanes and struck the guardrail on the west side of Mobile Highway.

The 31-year old female pedestrian was transported to an area hospital with life threatening injuries, while the teen was transported with minor injuries.

Troopers said charges are pending the completion of the investigation, according to FHP. There were no adults in the vehicle with the 15-year, according to a FHP report.

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11 Responses to “15-Year Old Driver Critically Injures Pedestrian In Escambia County”

  1. Looking Around on November 30th, 2021 8:50 pm

    All parties at fault. Pedestrian getting in a travel lane. Learners permit without an adult.

    Follow Florida’s Uniform Traffic Laws and roads will be safer.

    The laws are in place already if people would simply follow them.

  2. Susie on November 27th, 2021 1:46 pm

    Kids make mistakes….parents have to pay and it’s up to the parent to make a lasting impression on the lesson to the child. Sometimes I wonder where those days went…..when there were “lessons”…and “parents”. Big kudos to the good parents out there.

  3. Josh Jones on November 25th, 2021 9:02 am


    This took place on the “viaduct”, the bridge connecting Mobile Hwy to Cervantes. There were no “new guardrails”. It had nothing to do with the improvements being made on Cervantes.

  4. None on November 24th, 2021 3:05 pm

    This is why we need to go back to the days of strict enforcement.

  5. Reader on November 24th, 2021 1:05 pm

    “15 year olds can drive.”

    But not alone, like this one.

  6. Less shocked on November 24th, 2021 12:43 pm

    Shocked, we’ve had learner permits for decades. 15 year olds can drive.

  7. Yard Dog on November 24th, 2021 11:36 am

    JPM. If the three kids were on top of the new concrete barriers how was it you almost hit them?

  8. Country Girl on November 24th, 2021 10:57 am

    @ shocked, at 15 they get their learners permit. They are supposed to have a licensed adult over 21 with them while they drive.

  9. TaxPayer on November 24th, 2021 8:46 am

    Absolutely agree with JPM. We can spend any amount of money on pedestrian crossings and lazy (sometimes stoned) morons will cross anywhere they feel like. If they have to walk more than ten feet out of their way, they will cross wherever they please.

  10. Shocked on November 24th, 2021 8:18 am

    I sure didn’t know 15 yr old kids had license.

  11. JPM on November 24th, 2021 2:09 am

    These new ‘guardrails will do NOTHING! This afternoon, traveling very near here, there were THREE kids (males) playing on the concrete barriers in the center of the road. I had to slam on brakes (and blowing my horn) in order not to hit them. There was a worker near…watching them. Said not one word to them. What a waste of taxpayer money!!

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