Eight Injured In I-10 At Pine Forest Road Pileup Crash

November 19, 2023

Eight people were injured in a seven-vehicle pileup about 4:30 Saturday afternoon on I-10 at Pine Forest Road.

“A white Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck pulling a heavy duty trailer, loaded with a mini steam roller and a small excavator collided with several vehicles prior to coming to a stop,” according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Two of the injured were airlifted by medical helicopters.

I-10 eastbound was closed down for about two hours due to the crash.


17 Responses to “Eight Injured In I-10 At Pine Forest Road Pileup Crash”

  1. Mhairi Blake on November 23rd, 2023 12:18 am

    Too many cars and people for the existing infrastructure. When are the developers going to be charged to pay for the mess on the roads in Escambia snd Santa Rosa?

  2. Big Jim on November 20th, 2023 2:33 pm

    Most of the recent accidents have involved work trucks with trailers. I commute thru that area daily, and the larger 350/3500 dually trucks with large box or heavy equipment trailers drive like they are unencumbered sports cars! If your rig is heavily laden, don’t drive like your truck and trailer can quickly react to changing conditions, especially on wet roads. Trucks towing trailers should stay in the right lane with the slower-moving traffic. Right or wrong, faster passenger cars expect they should be in the fast lane with trailers to the right. Anything else leads to excessive lane changing and inevitable accidents.

  3. CCHGN on November 20th, 2023 12:49 pm

    The Eastbound on ramp from Hwy 29 is dangerous as well. You enter from the left which is opposite) but not enough lane to get up to speed. Vehicles wiz past at full speed, in the very next lane,m and most folks tendency is to get over a lane, into traffic. BEWARE.

  4. S Ferguson on November 20th, 2023 10:42 am

    3 wrecks within 5 days same area. The merge lane needs redesigning. Make that lane a very long merge so traffic from the overpass can make adjustments in their lane changing. It doesn’t take a person with a college degree to figure out this problem. FDOT don’t care about this part of the State. They are too busy with road construction taking place in Central Florida. I-4 and I-75 > I was there recently and seeing is believing.

  5. Ten Mile Road Neighbor on November 20th, 2023 9:34 am

    I travel the I-10 Eastbound on-ramp at Pine Forest every day and the big problem is the length of the acceleration lane and the fact that some drivers do not accelerate fast enough to match the speed of the I-10 traffic and it starts to slow things down. The increasing volume of Eastbound traffic in the morning that is coming from the West causes a slowdown too and people don’t either want to let you merge on to I-10 or they can’t get over because of the sheer volume of cars coming up in the left lane. This section of I-10 is clearly under capacity for the growing volume of traffic.

  6. Angelia pilcher on November 20th, 2023 8:50 am

    I can’t tell you how many trips I’ve taken to Pensacola and just about everytime traffic starts backing up due to a wreck. We’ve started just taking the back roads once we hit Wilcox road because I hate sitting in traffic at that area.

  7. John Connor on November 19th, 2023 4:08 pm

    How many people have to get injured or die, FDOT? That stretch of I 10 and the exit with Pine Forest is long past due to get redone and increased to 6 lanes. This is the problem WE ALWAYS SAY we never get funding for anything til it’s to late. If this was located in Central and South Florida it would have been dealt with.

  8. cj on November 19th, 2023 11:48 am

    I agree with distracted driving. I also believe we have lost the common courtesy that we used to have. Everyone drives too close or they get cut off by someone pushing their way in that lane. Turn signals asking to be let in a lane are either not used or the person in the lane won’t let someone in. It is so much better to allow extra space than to never arrive or live the rest of your life in pain.

  9. Bill L on November 19th, 2023 11:04 am

    You cannot build past people’s poor distracted driving

  10. 8.945 Squared on November 19th, 2023 9:57 am

    Typically if you are not going 80+ mph thru there you’ll get run over

    Typically you while running 80+ thru there you’ll run over someone

  11. Rufus Brown on November 19th, 2023 9:03 am

    As I agree with the distracted driving comments. I believe a big issue is the merge lane, and the way some drivers cannot speed up to merge onto the road and other drivers do not allow the merging drivers access. An additional lane will just create bottle necking somewhere else down the road. A little common courtesy for merging traffic would prevent some, Not All of the issues.

  12. Not Again on November 19th, 2023 8:23 am


    The Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) has I-10 from the state line east to the US 29 interchange as the top priority for improvements from 2025-2030. The top three priorities (literally 1, 2, and 3) are that stretch of I-10 in under the Intermodal Category.

  13. Kevin on November 19th, 2023 8:19 am

    Ive always felt that anyone who causes a rear end collision out of sheer negligence for paying attention, should have there license yanked at the scene until a hearing and mandatory 2 year suspension. There is Zero excuses to run into the back of someone unless you just cant stop.

  14. Safety Awareness on November 19th, 2023 8:07 am

    My father worked for Ma Bell for 36 years. He had to take a driver safety course EVERY year. He taught me so, so much about safe driving. Been driving for 45 years now, still have not been in a wreck (knock on wood).

    The main lessons I took in was how I need to be thinking about what other drivers are thinking by their actions, and informing other drivers about what I am doing. He taught me to stay back while moving and when idling (like at a red light). Use signals without fail, inspect running and rear lights regularly. Never “cut off” people. And if you feel you are losing control of a situation, slow down immediately until you regain control.

    Beyond that, there is too little speed enforcement in this area. Way, way under budgeted.

  15. Dennis on November 19th, 2023 6:32 am

    Pay attention maybe? I agree 100%. Way too many people talking on their cell phone thru their car, while checking facebook, checking emails and text messaging and drinking their coffee and eating their biscuit/cereal bar. Worked for a company that required us to first take and then retake a Defensive Driving Course every 5 years. ANYTHING OTHER THAN DRIVING WHILE DRIVING IS DISTRACTED DRIVING. 10 lanes in each direction isn’t going to stop people from running into other vehicles when NOT looking at the road and what is happening around you. ALSO most of the younger people have learned driving doing these things from thier parents and grandparents while riding with them.

  16. Pay attention maybe? on November 19th, 2023 2:05 am

    I would disagree to a point Frank. Yes a six-lane would be nice, but in reality the problem lies within the task of driving that so many have grown ignorant to. Distracted driving, lack of paying attention to what’s going on around them, and an all-out me-me-me attitude is what causes these(and many more) accidents. Basic driving skills aren’t taught any more and it would seem that people can’t function for more than thirty seconds at a lick without needing to check for text messages or whatever distracts them from the task(and responsibility) of driving. Sad but true

  17. Frank on November 19th, 2023 12:55 am

    This two-mile stretch must be addressed. there have been wrecks every day this week, (One fatal) it must be six Laned ASAP.