Driver Flees Scene After Crashing Into Tree On Highway 29

April 14, 2021

A driver ran off Highway 29 and struck a tree Wednesday afternoon before fleeing the scene.

It happened about 3:35 p.m. in the area of Highway 29 and Neal Road. The driver also traveled through a large utility construction hole before hitting the tree. First responders were unable to locate the driver.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating. The Molino Station of Escambia Fire Rescue, Escambia County EMS and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office also responded. photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.


11 Responses to “Driver Flees Scene After Crashing Into Tree On Highway 29”

  1. William Lingo on April 16th, 2021 12:07 pm

    @Rasheed Jackson Thank you for your comment, you are absolutely right!!! To the drive of this vehicle, you can run, but you can’t hide!!!

  2. Opinion on April 15th, 2021 6:16 pm

    @ Elmer -Turn in your license and call a taxi due to the fact that you can not leave the scene of an accident just because you had something to do and your vehicle was not in the roadway and you felt as if you were not injured. Come on think about what your saying!

  3. Joe on April 15th, 2021 12:55 pm

    Run registration——> find driver ————> investigate———-> arrest suspect. I don’t know why they run. They have your tag and vin number. Unless it was stollen, but I was there before the police got there and it didn’t appear stollen.

  4. Trisha on April 15th, 2021 12:06 pm

    So Elmer…….Did he give you a ticket for “leaving the scene of an accident”? I would hope not since no one else and private property was involved, BUT you just never know !

  5. Rasheed Jackson on April 15th, 2021 11:18 am

    @ elmer
    When a person leaves the scene, the police have no way of knowing that. For all they know, there could be a person lying somewhere in the area, maybe even face down in the ditch, in need of medical assistance. So they have no choice but to start a search. And another thing, you did not need to tell Jesus, “It’s just a car.” I am pretty sure he knows what cars are, nor did you need to tell him, ” the road was wet I slid off the road and hit a tree.” he knows the road was wet, he made the rain. And he also knows you ran off the road and hit a tree, apparently you are pretty personal with Jesus, seeing as how you mentioned him in your comment, so he probably was watching you, and protected you from harm. As for as your statement, “This is where it got stupid”, you are absolutely correct, well not really you miss-spelled stupid but yes your answer was pretty stupid!

    And let us not forget, In Florida, it is a crime to leave the scene of a crash. punishable by a $1000 dollar fine and/or jail time.

  6. Shay on April 15th, 2021 10:14 am

    @elmer… does it occur to you that you likely damaged a tree on someone’s property? As an adult, ( I’m assuming that reading this paper means you are) don’t you understand that the authorities are responsible to make sure there is no injured driver walking around with head injuries? And yes, if you were insured to cover all the damage you caused? The oblivion our country cruises through everyday life with today is truly revolting.

  7. elmer on April 15th, 2021 8:28 am

    I once crashed my car and walked home
    I didn’t hang around because my car wasn’t going any where and I had other things to do
    Jesus It’s just a car. I was not hurt it was not in the road way so I left it there.
    Called a tow truck to pick it up
    FHP showed up and ask me what happened.
    I said I crashed my car. This is where it got stupied,
    He asked if I had Insurance. I asked him why does the tree want to sue for damage.
    I said Jesus the road was wet I slid off the road and hit a tree.
    I asked him did I need to stick around for that. It was raining I didn’t want to get wet and had other thing to do. The car wasn’t going any where

  8. 429SCJ on April 15th, 2021 4:25 am


    I bet that tree was angry. You would run too.

  9. Jason on April 14th, 2021 7:13 pm

    Considering the driver “fled on foot”, they probably didnt have a drivers license AND, in all likelihood, no insurance. As such, I am thankful they only hit a tree. Otherwise some other family could/would be out of pocket for repairs due to damages.

    There are way too many people in our community who fail to understand why its required to have a driver’s license AND insurance when operating a motor vehicle.

  10. Whisperjet on April 14th, 2021 5:05 pm

    ..way too many outlaws in our county…

  11. Kayla Mott on April 14th, 2021 4:58 pm

    I was in grocery advantage a younger women came in with only socks her feet and went to the back and ran back out shortly after thought it was odd

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