Car Crashes Backwards Into Tree; Driver Is Ejected Into Beaver Pond

April 2, 2022

A woman’s car rear-ended a tree before she was ejected into a beaver pond Friday afternoon near McDavid.

The woman was eastbound on Highway 164 at Pine Barren Road when she lost control and ran off the road. Traveling backwards, the rear of her Honda Accord collided with a tree before the car rotated into another tree. The adult female driver was ejected through the driver’s side window and into a beaver pond.

A passerby stopped and pulled the woman out of the pond. She was transported by Escambia County EMS to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The Florida Highway is investigating the crash.  The McDavid Station of Fire Rescue also responded.

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14 Responses to “Car Crashes Backwards Into Tree; Driver Is Ejected Into Beaver Pond”

  1. Jake Thompson II on April 5th, 2022 4:44 pm

    She must have been going pretty fast in reverse for that kind of damage. I thought most vehicles could only go 20mph or so in reverse?

  2. Dennis HE Wiggins on April 3rd, 2022 9:51 pm

    @Dola Or perhaps people need to slow down. I moved over in this area over twenty years ago and have had no issues with the width of 164 or 4A, yet people are always complaining about the road. I HAVE had some close encounters with people driving too fast around the curves on the road, though. I’m not saying this young lady was speeding, but whatever caused the accident, it wasn’t the road-width.

  3. Dola on April 3rd, 2022 12:08 am

    That road is terrible. It needs to be widened!!

  4. Friend on April 2nd, 2022 8:34 pm

    Praying for you Larissa! You was being watched over, praying for a speedy recovery.

  5. Bill T on April 2nd, 2022 4:58 pm

    Unfortunate accident !!! God is with you and watching over you !!! I hope you recover quickly !!! And yes this a testimonial to the lord Jesus he is watching over you !!!!

  6. RaD on April 2nd, 2022 12:22 pm

    Glad her injuries are minimal and she will recover.

    I cannot imagine what was going through her mind as she was flying through the air headed toward a beaver pond.

  7. anonymous on April 2nd, 2022 12:04 pm

    She was lucky there was a pond she landed in. Thank goodness

  8. ConcavePoint on April 2nd, 2022 11:33 am

    The beavers in that area are very territorial. She is lucky to get out alive. That car will be part of their hydroelectric power grid in a matter of days.

  9. Stephen C. on April 2nd, 2022 11:00 am

    I hope she gets better soon, glad she survived

  10. Deborah Daugherty on April 2nd, 2022 10:52 am

    What a story to tell your future relatives.I am so glad she survived,,,

  11. Jackie Thomas on April 2nd, 2022 9:26 am

    This was my daughter I thank God she is going to be okay. She has injuries but they are not life threatening. Thank you to all that stopped to help her.

  12. Sis-in-law on April 2nd, 2022 8:19 am

    There were definitely angels there with her. Whether it was her grandparents or her in-laws. She has some broken bones and sprain/bruises, but with time she will heal. Praise the Lord she is still here with us,

  13. tg on April 2nd, 2022 8:12 am

    Thats some serious backing up.

  14. concerned on April 2nd, 2022 5:58 am

    I can see the man and lady angels standing there