New Photos Show Severity Of Deputy Involved Crash; He Was Treated And Released

May 13, 2021

An Escambia County Sheriff’s Deputy involved in a wreck Wednesday night is recovering, and we are getting a closer look at the severity of the crash in new photos.

The deputy was treated and released from a local hospital, according to ECSO Commander Andrew Hobbs.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a 73-year old male SUV driver pulled out from the median into the southbound lanes about 8:40 p.m. He failed to observe oncoming traffic, troopers said, and was hit by a sedan driven by a 30-year old man. As a result of the crash, the sedan crossed over the median into the northbound lanes into the side of a marked Escambia County Sheriff’s Office vehicle.

One of the passenger vehicles then hit a nearby Fact-O-Bake building.

The driver and passenger in the second vehicle were transported to Sacred Heart Hospital by Escambia County EMS for treatment of minor injuries.

FHP has not said if the 73-year old will face any charges.

Reader submitted photos for, click to enlarge.


8 Responses to “New Photos Show Severity Of Deputy Involved Crash; He Was Treated And Released”

  1. Mike J. on May 14th, 2021 9:37 am

    @np630ss on May 13th, 2021 9:43 pm

    Let me absolutely agree with np630ss! I also have been supportive of more frequent driving tests for all ages including going to annual checks for over 70. I am not a senior yet, but almost there and as I have aged, I certainly notice changes in my driving skills (for instance driving late at night). Instead of 7 years for renewal and a mail-in option, it should be reduced to 3 years and in-person only. If you disagree, don’t do so because of the inconvenience of having to go to the tax collector office. Do it for the SAFETY of yourself and others especially children and pregnant women. One of the highest causes of young children’s death is traffic accidents. Don’t be selfish. Don’t be the cause of getting someone killed.

  2. np630ss on May 13th, 2021 9:43 pm

    Let me begin by stating that I am a senior citizen. I understand that driving is a privilege, not a right. I have been an advocate for mandatory annual driving tests for people over 65 for my entire adult life. I’ve witnessed too many seniors driving, putting their life and innocents in danger. Age takes a toll. I deal with it myself. I would happily take the test before risking the life of a child or maybe a pregnant mother or anyone else.

  3. Molino resident on May 13th, 2021 8:26 pm


  4. Livinmolino on May 13th, 2021 7:38 pm

    God bless and protect all of our first responders. They are there when we need them. Doesn’t matter the time or day. They come rain or shine. I am thankful for each of our amazing super hero’s.

  5. Dave Simpkins on May 13th, 2021 6:11 pm

    Northescambia has way better reporting than the other local sites. From their reporting, they could care less that a deputy was injured. Not sure how that other news site won an “award.” Then they self loathed about it. Smh.

    Great job north escambia!

    Hope this deputy is resting at home and makes a full recovery. We love our deputies and officers!!!

  6. Master Mechanic on May 13th, 2021 5:15 pm

    Hope everyone gets well & heals ok.
    First picture shows the complete differential ripped from under the chevrolet……that was a very hard hit he took

  7. judy on May 13th, 2021 7:23 am

    Thank you NorthEscambia for reporting. This is the only site that has real information on this incident!

  8. Vulcanrider on May 13th, 2021 6:10 am

    Wow, that’s a pretty heavy impact, hope everyone heals quickly.

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