Two Kids Injured, Five Others Uninjured In Highway 97 Wreck Sunday Morning

November 28, 2021

Two minors were transported to the hospital after a wreck involving two vehicles with a total of seven people on Highway 97 in Davisville Sunday morning.

A Saturn Ion and a BMW sideswiped about 10:40 a.m. on Highway 97 just south of Nokomis Road.

The injuries to the two children did not appear to be serious, and five other people refused transport to the hospital.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating.

The Walnut Hill Station of Escambia Fire Rescue, Escambia County EMS and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office responded. The ECSO was patrolling in the area and nearby at the time of the crash.

Highway 97 was closed for a short time for cleanup. photos, click to enlarge.


17 Responses to “Two Kids Injured, Five Others Uninjured In Highway 97 Wreck Sunday Morning”

  1. Rasheed Jackson on November 30th, 2021 11:01 am

    @ Right side
    I totally agree. Someone was on the wrong side of the road. Not saying they were there intentionally but too often people who like to drive in the left lane on four-lane roads forget when they are on a two lane. Make the right lane your comfort zone and many of these accidents can be avoided.

  2. CDPJR is right! on November 29th, 2021 11:29 am

    CDPJR is the winner of the TRUTH AWARD for this articles comments.. Everybody wants to blame something. Anything except admit they were wrong, speeding , passing, on the phone or looking around in the floorboard bc they dropped the phone. Or putting on makeup, in the mirror.. I have seen it!! The road is fine. The DRIVERS are the common denominator in all the wrecks in 97.. Excuses : well, the road was wet.. solution: SLOW DOWN
    Excuse: Well, it was foggy. Solution:
    Excuse: There was this curve, just didn’t know it was that sharp. Solution: SLOWDOWN!! DRIVE. PAY ATTENTION TO OPERATING THE VEHICLE!!
    Sadly, these days, you must watch the other driver too..That phone call, text makeup, ALL that can wait..Take responsibility for YOUR DRIVING! Simple as that..

  3. Well on November 29th, 2021 10:57 am

    The only way this happened was for someone to be on the wrong side of the Road or turned in front of.
    Passengers side on both vehicles.
    Nothing to do with the Road either way.

  4. SueB on November 29th, 2021 9:58 am

    There is nothing wrong with Hwy 97 road. It is the drivers not paying attention, texting, or talking on cell phone, and speeding. Ask county to put speed bumbs in front of several homes on Hwy 97. This would really make the drivers slow down or go around the speed bumps & drive onto your yard.

  5. Susie on November 29th, 2021 9:56 am

    How many deadly accidents have to happen on a highway until someone IN CHARGE orders an investigation on how to make it safer???? If speeding is the issue or whatever other reason, do SOMETHING to alleviate it. Call ALL of your Representatives!

    Glad the kids are ok. I feel for those residents right on that highway, all those who have lost their lives and their families. God bless them.

  6. Ronda on November 29th, 2021 2:44 am

    We live off 97 between the location of this accident and the one Saturday.
    Today as I was attempting to make a left turn into my driveway, having come to a stop to avoid oncoming traffic and with turn signal activated the entire time I was approaching my driveway, a van following me had to leave the roadway to avoid hitting me. There is absolutely no way the driver couldn’t have seen me had they been watching the road.

    Not the road’s fault. Pay attention. Pass when it’s legal AND you have clear line of sight.

  7. StraightShooter on November 28th, 2021 9:16 pm

    “CDPJR” You Nailed It!
    I drive this road frequently along with several thousand who drive it every day with no problems. Driver error is the problem, not roads, lights, law enforcement.

  8. Right side? on November 28th, 2021 6:10 pm

    I want to know how in the heck did these cars hit/sideswipe passenger to passenger side…………who was on the wrong side of the road for this to happen? This isn’t the roads fault any more than the head-on was yesterday. This is pure inattention to the task of driving. Somebody needs a license taken away for a while. That’ll get their attention! Hope the kids are okay.

  9. concerned on November 28th, 2021 6:00 pm

    it’s bad everywhere I have been at home so much that when I leave my home to go to the store you have to drive a bit faster people ride your bumper cut you off cuss you out and your already driving 5 mph over the speed limit . over in the bellview area there are some very rude people moving in around here. the only way to solve this issue for the county is a few more stop signs and red lights. but most of all is speed bumps we need thousands of speed bumps that are about 4 feet wide and 10″ in height. repair cost is high so I day speed on baby learn the hard way.

  10. Reader on November 28th, 2021 5:59 pm

    “It is obvious there is no traffic enforcement on the most dangerous road in Escambia County Florida.”

    It’s obvious you did not read the story.

  11. Mike on November 28th, 2021 5:46 pm

    I agree that drivers should pay attention stay off there phones and stay in there lane truth is that’s not going to happen. Everyone seems to think there the best driver in the world when in reality even the professional drivers cause accidents. A lot of the issues I’ve seen is passing on double yellow and driving to fast. I know 97 is a decent long road but it’s better to drive respectfully and arive where you are going then to get a trip to the hospital or morgue. The only way to improve would be more enforcement and 4 Lane road but that is also not going to be possible.

  12. Tiger on November 28th, 2021 5:43 pm

    It is obvious there is no traffic enforcement on the most dangerous road in Escambia County Florida.

  13. mnon on November 28th, 2021 4:57 pm

    I agree CPDJR, everyone today just loves to blame everything but the source of the issue which can not be fixed or patrolled. The drivers not paying attention or driving knowing of a medical condition, I do not care what the excuse is. Everyone is so self-centered and preoccupied with their little lives they can’t see the big picture right in front of them, literally, the road. Then when you call out the real problem, then YOU shouldn’t say that, its not the right time etc. When is the right time to start calling out idiocy? Now. Instead people want more laws, more cops, big area because I guess the road isn’t big enough now?

  14. Deborah Daugherty on November 28th, 2021 3:38 pm

    Here we go again…

  15. CDPJR on November 28th, 2021 3:36 pm

    People just need to pay attention and DRIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stay in your lane, eyes on the road IN FRONT OF YOU ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I’m sick of hearing these stupid “EXCUSES” for traffic accidents.
    We need more lights, more signs, more cops patrolling the area.
    Put the BLAME where it belongs… ON THE DRIVER of the vehicle that caused the accident regardless of the reason except for mechanical failure or medical condition.
    Your job when behind the wheel of as vehicle is to PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT “YOU” ARE DOING *** NO EXCUSES***.
    Come on people … it’s not that hard. If you can’t stay off your phone then STAY OUT OF THE DRIVER’S SEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. J.Larry Seale on November 28th, 2021 2:39 pm

    Hwy 97 has been over looked for a long time…..
    with the growth of traffic, someone needs
    to open there eyes and wallet………

  17. derek on November 28th, 2021 2:27 pm

    Maybe it’s time for some traffic enforcement on 97???

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