Driver Crashes At West Kingsfield Road Bridge

May 11, 2024

A driver crashed at the West Kingsfield Road bridge over Eleven Mile Creek Friday afternoon.

The vehicle came to rest deep in a wooded area, and the adult driver was transported to an area hospital by Escambia County EMS.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating and has not released additional information. photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.


13 Responses to “Driver Crashes At West Kingsfield Road Bridge”

  1. BGH2 on May 12th, 2024 9:13 am

    @Amazing and CDPJR…no, I have never got the guardrail but that’s irrelevant isn’t? I was just stating that if someone who isn’t aware of a road may act differently in their driving. I agree, most drive distracted these days and that could have played a part in this but why chastise someone who could have been injured severely or lose their life. That’s really all I meant but thank you for taking it to another level. No, it’s never the road, bridge or weathers fault. We are responsible…supposed to be…when we get behind the wheel. I’ve said my piece and will not entertain responding again…go strike up an argument with someone else..I don’t post tings just see my name written…js

  2. amazing on May 12th, 2024 12:16 am

    @ – BGH2

    cross the same bridge four times every weekday myself for YEARS ON END.

    Lifetime resident.

  3. JB on May 11th, 2024 10:35 pm

    I’ve driven over that bridge since I was 16 years old sometimes more than once per day and when I was young and stupid, at very unsafe speeds. I’m glad the driver is ok but this bridge gets blamed everytime there’s a wreck. I don’t think it’s the bridge’s fault.

  4. CDPJR on May 11th, 2024 10:28 pm

    So… BGH2 “you travel this road 2-3 times a day”… How many times a week do you hit the guard rail because of the “bump” 5′ in????
    I travel this road several times a week myself, sometimes at a little higher than speed limit, uh hum, and have never hit the guard rail myself because of the bump, or any other reason and neither has the other couple of thousand people the travel it every day. So the bump, the railing, the asphalt or the sun, moon or stars are the reason for someone hitting the guard rail. JMHO.

  5. Cyndy on May 11th, 2024 9:50 pm

    @amazing aren’t you an all knowing jerk. You make assumptions without having all the facts. I am glad the young lady is doing ok. This could have been a true tragedy.

  6. BGH2 on May 11th, 2024 4:51 pm

    @amazing…REALLY? Your assumptions sure do tell a lot about how much you may/may not know about that bridge. About 5’ from that sides end of bridge is a bump in the road…you see, I know this as I travel it 2-3 times a day to/from work. I guess it’s easy to sit behind your keyboard and assume you know exactly what happened. You are wasting in your time in your current profession. Maybe you should go into forensics or such..

  7. BGH2 on May 11th, 2024 4:47 pm

    @Miss Kali….PTL PTL that you are ok. I came up when FD and Ambulance was there. I saw where you hit the guardrail then tire tracks turned into the woods. You sure did take the scenic tour of that roadside. I’m just so THANKFUL to OUR GOD that you are ok. Accidents do happen and that’s all this was. Prayers that you heal up fine.

  8. amazing on May 11th, 2024 3:34 pm

    “I was not speeding. I was going to speed limit.”

    So then you are admitting to not knowing the boundaries of your vehicle, not having control of your vehicle, not paying attention to the road, or a combination of the three among other things.

    I’m sure you’ve also NEVER navigated this bridge before so it must have been surprising! /s


  9. Kali on May 11th, 2024 2:00 pm

    Hello, I am the one that got in that car wreck. I hit the guard rail and my airbags didn’t come out so I was contentiously driving down the bridge and then all of a sudden my airbags popped out and hit me in the head and made me pass out so that being said, I was unconscious when I went into the woods I was conscious when I was on the road after I hit the guard row, I was not speeding. I was going to speed limit. but I walked out of there with little injuries. I am so grateful and God is so good.

  10. Melissa on May 11th, 2024 1:24 pm

    What happened was she clipped the guardrail on the west end of bridge, continued traveling for a few seconds then all the airbags deployed while she was in motion. When the airbags deployed, she fell unconscious while still in motion. She regained consciousness as the car came to rest in the woods.

  11. Mean old bridge on May 11th, 2024 10:44 am

    I think there should be stop lights at each end of the bridge for traffic control. Make them flash yellow so people around here will be sure to stop!

  12. Another one on May 11th, 2024 10:14 am

    Another narrow bridge on another curve in our county

  13. Jason on May 11th, 2024 3:34 am

    I bet they were driving faster than the 45mph speed limit.

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