Highway 97 Driver Injured After Hitting Tree Downed During Storms Two Weeks Ago

May 27, 2024

One person was injured when she crashed into a downed tree on the side of Highway 97 south of Tungoil Road, between Molino and Walnut Hill Sunday morning.

The woman apparently lost control of her vehicle ran off the roadway for an unknown reason and collided with a pine tree that had been down on the side of the road since storms two weeks ago.

The driver was transported to Baptist Hospital in Pensacola by Escambia County EMS.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating.

The Molino Station of Escambia County Fire Rescue also responded.

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6 Responses to “Highway 97 Driver Injured After Hitting Tree Downed During Storms Two Weeks Ago”

  1. County person on May 30th, 2024 1:50 pm

    Bill T, I hope that isn’t a serious suggestion.

  2. Cdpjr on May 28th, 2024 7:53 pm

    Eric….. BINGO!!!!!
    Maybe one day people will take responsibility for their own actions behind the wheel….and everywhere else in life as well.
    But who am I kidding. LOL

  3. Bewildered on May 27th, 2024 6:56 pm

    What can be done to make the road safer? If necessary lower the speed limit and then have people abide by it! You run off the road when you are going faster than road conditions allow.

  4. Eric M on May 27th, 2024 6:52 pm

    @JS …. that road is not dangerous. People driving 75+ mph, texting and driving, distracted driving, etc, is what makes it dangerous to drive on the road. Unless a medical condition, or mechanical issue, contributed to this accident, there is a 100% chance the person driving was speeding or otherwise distracted. That would happen on any road the person was driving on.

  5. J.s on May 27th, 2024 6:35 pm

    I have no clue HOW WHAT OR WHATEVER cab be done on 97 that road is just awful I don’t let any of my family drive on it anymore to many wrecks

  6. Bill T on May 27th, 2024 9:27 am

    We probably need to put a red light at that spot to make sure nobody gets hurt by falling trees !!! I hope the driver is ok

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