No Injuries Reported In Highway 29, Highway 97 Crash

December 6, 2023

There were no injuries reported in a two vehicle crash Wednesday morning at the intersection of Highway 29 and Highway 97 in Molino.

The driver of a passenger car apparently failed to stop and ran under a utility trailer being pulled by a van.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating. photos by Kristi Babour, click to enlarge.


17 Responses to “No Injuries Reported In Highway 29, Highway 97 Crash”

  1. David Huie Green on December 8th, 2023 3:07 pm

    Sorry, that was:

    ….Blue Angel Parkway to Pine Forest Road/State Road 297 to 297A to 97 to Muscogee Road….

    David for better proof reading

  2. David Huie Green on December 8th, 2023 3:04 pm

    “I’m literally cheating death going on the only N/S route in/out of the county.”

    You can go from the Gulf of Mexico north to Atmore or Flomaton without ever touching US 29.

    For example: NAS Pensacola up Blue Angel Parkway to Pine Forest Road/State Road 29 to 297A to 97 to Muscogee Road, left to stay on 96/Jacks Branch Road/Barrineau Park Road to 99 to 97 in Walnut Hill area up to Atmore.

    I admit just going up 29 is generally easier and less complicated. I’m just saying it CAN be done.

    David for scenic routes

  3. W. Ward on December 8th, 2023 12:56 pm

    Wow! The comments get better every day. The facts are, people don’t pay attention when driving, everyone is in a hurry, cell phones are a distraction & FHP does not patrol the area so unacceptable driving will remain rampant. The sheriff’s dept stays busy with criminal activity so the deputies up here don’t have the time to pursue traffic violations. Of course the traffic unit could make a appearance occasionally. Hwy 29 from Cantonment north has become the Escambia County Autobahn & Hwy 97 (Atmore Hwy) is a racetrack which remains unchecked, unmonitored & basically lawless. If you live up here & drive it then you know what just said is a fact. Each time you get behind the wheel to drive up here just remember it may be your last. There will be no relief until FHP leadership makes it a priority & puts troopers in the area. Until then have your next of kin info up to date.

  4. ed on December 8th, 2023 12:14 am

    The fix is to have all cell phones stop working at speeds over 15MPH

  5. Cathy V on December 7th, 2023 5:13 pm

    I agree with Teleman. The purpose of the lights at that intersection was to prevent northbound 29 vehicles from turning left onto 96 in front of Southbound 29 vehicles. Sounded good and helpful until someone decided to make it a yellow flashing one. This just creates opportunity for the same problem they tried to fix. The layout of that intersection is apparently deceiving to those challenged with spatial or distance awareness issues!

  6. anne on December 7th, 2023 11:59 am

    How can any driver not see a vehicle in front of them pulling a trailer? How long did that driver have his/her eyes off the road? This newspaper is making me a more attentive driver for sure.

  7. Ses123 on December 7th, 2023 10:44 am

    You don’t stop at green lights, unless you have no other choice. Traffic would pile up if there were not the turn on blinking yellow light. When approaching lights or crossroads slow down, most accidents happen at these places. Happy holidays and Arrive Alive.

  8. zombie apocalypse on December 7th, 2023 10:02 am

    Drive through here several times per week for work. Glad to know I’m literally cheating death going on the only N/S route in/out of the county.

    Traffic accidents aren’t new, but this stuff isn’t proportional to the population increase.

    This is Idiocracy

  9. Eric M on December 7th, 2023 8:44 am

    It’s not the road, but rather the people who drive on it. People can’t seem to put that phone down and pay attention. It’s not hard. Maybe we should start giving IQ tests prior to giving people a license to drive?

  10. Well on December 7th, 2023 12:10 am

    @ JJ
    The echo on here is pretty funny too.

    @ Tony
    I wish I could sense the sarcasm in your post but NOPE.

    The only thing that will stop these wrecks is the person behind the wheel.

  11. Telyman on December 6th, 2023 11:58 pm

    I posted this last Sunday after another crash at this intersection:
    I was driving south through that intersection a couple weeks ago. Me and the driver in the lane next to me almost hit a couple cars that was turning left from 29 to 97. Both of us in the south bound lanes had to slam on our brakes to avoid the three cars turning on the flashing yellow arrows. The solution seems simple to me. Get rid of the yellow flashing turn arrows and replace them with solid red ones. This should make it so the southbound drivers don’t have to stop at the green light and get rear ended or t-boned by the person turning on the yellow arrow without yielding the right-of-way.

  12. Bill T on December 6th, 2023 10:55 pm

    Please put up 3 more lights on top of each other and then put another one of course to be sure !!!! It couldn’t be the people driving the vehicle fault no way !!! Add 5 more lights !!!

  13. Mayor of Molino on December 6th, 2023 9:04 pm

    COMICAL !!

  14. Tony Powell on December 6th, 2023 8:36 pm

    I agree with putting a warning light, flashing, blinking, etc. on both ends of the intersection 300 ft. prior and another at 200 ft. prior. There’s another facet, I think may contribute to the problem. We are all creatures of habit and many of us learned to drive when hanging red lights were the norm. Perhaps those of us who grew up during that time are not used to lights strung on poles. Unconsciously, some people aren’t looking for new types of red-light poles. Just a thought. Bottom line, too many wrecks at that intersection and anything to reduce them should be utilized.

  15. Charlotte Bates on December 6th, 2023 7:10 pm

    Saw this within minutes of it happening. Please don’t blame the lights, the roads, the intersection. It’s just plain and simple people are not paying attention. Has nothing to do with lights on the trailer. It’s day light, late morning. Just glad no one was injured, cause it really looked bad.

  16. JJ on December 6th, 2023 6:05 pm

    Maybe another light 200′ from existing lights…
    Half the trailers on 29 has no lights visible!!!!
    At night, its comicle

  17. JJ on December 6th, 2023 5:57 pm

    Maybe another light 200′ from existing light…
    Half the trailers on 29 has no lights visible!!!!
    At night, its comicle