School Bus, ECUA Truck Collide On ‘Narrow’ Highway 164 Near McDavid

June 29, 2022

An ECUA sanitation truck and an Escambia County school bus were involved in a collision on Highway 164 near McDavid on Tuesday.

The mirrors on both vehicles struck as they passed in opposite directions. The mirrors on the ECUA were slammed into a window, shattering it. The mirror on the bus was moved, but essentially undamaged.

Highway 164 has, by our unofficial measurement, has travel lanes that are about 8-feet wide in the area.

Neither driver was faulted or cited by the Florida Highway Patrol; the crash was blamed on the narrow road width.

There were no injuries. There were no passengers in either vehicle.

Exactly four months before Tuesday’s crash on Highway 164, a school bus and a pickup truck collided in almost the same spot on February 28. The road width was also blamed for the crash.

NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Editor’s note: The mirror on the school bus had been pulled back into position prior to these photos.

Comments

11 Responses to “School Bus, ECUA Truck Collide On ‘Narrow’ Highway 164 Near McDavid”

  1. local 73 on June 30th, 2022 9:29 am

    maybe they’ll widen it out and repave it and hwy 4

  2. Charlotte R Bates on June 29th, 2022 9:11 pm

    First time I will blame the roads on this accident. Just glad no one was hurt.

  3. BIG JOHN on June 29th, 2022 8:23 pm

    WELL, WELL IT FINED HAPPEN, AFTER ALL THESE YEARS I HAVE TOLD OUR COUNTY COMMISSIONER THAT THIS ROAD WAS NOT WIDE FOR TWO TRUCKS OR A BUS AMD A CAR. BUT NO ONE HEAR ME,

  4. John on June 29th, 2022 4:03 pm

    Myself and family have traveled 164 daily for 20 years. In that time we’ve lost 4 mirrors to identical crashes. Complaints to the county have done no good. I believe if northescambia.com could do a search of their archives, I believe they would find an article written by William maybe 6 or 8 years ago, that said Hwy 164 was to be widened and resurfaced quite some time ago. That never happened. I’ve measured the road myself and found widths of 16’- 18’, including the large potholes on both sides that are not traversable. That’s not nearly enough to pass opposing traffic safely, considering your average bus or truck is 8.5’ wide.

    William, can you do all us north end folks a favor and repost that article? Maybe then the county will take notice of the dangerous condition we all face daily? Not to mention our children traveling to and from Northveiw High School?

  5. bob c on June 29th, 2022 3:39 pm

    Keep these, and other, road conditions in mind when ‘The Politicians’ are trying to Lower Fuel Taxes. It is the State & Federal income from those taxes that goes to pay for road and highway (including Interstates) construction and maintenance.
    Fewer tax dollars and less road work.

  6. John on June 29th, 2022 1:16 pm

    When will they quit ignoring the areas in Escambia County north of Highway 98?

  7. Wayne on June 29th, 2022 11:43 am

    Iam not one bit surprised, hwy 99 is the same way the school buses have to get off the edge of the Rd when they meet somebody, I don’t understand why the county don’t widen it or pave the shoulder. I guess there waiting for a bus to loose control and roll so it looks serious enough. I don’t have children that ride the bus but if I did I think I would be talking!!!

  8. David Huie Green on June 29th, 2022 10:44 am

    I had the same experience on my bus meeting with a county work truck a few years back, about the same place. Both of us on our side of the road with wheels at the very edge of the pavement but mirrors meeting past the center line for each of us.

    After that, I pulled off the road since I figured they were going to hit me if I didn’t.

    David for roads more than 16 feet wide.

  9. Charles on June 29th, 2022 6:43 am

    Please repave and widen the road! Not only is it narrow, but the edges of the road are full of holes. Pulling a trailer down 164 past another vehicle is down right sporty.

  10. George on June 29th, 2022 6:29 am

    So are they going to widen the road after 2 collides within a few weeks it does need to be widening

  11. concerned on June 29th, 2022 6:24 am

    many roads are currently in this condition however they have been paving more and more . out standing call on the troopers judgement.





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