According to the Florida Highway Patrol, two people were injured in a recent traffic accident. A 60-year-old male was driving a 2014 Dodge Ram northbound in the outside lane of U.S. Highway 29 approaching Carolina Drive. A 39-year-old female from Molino was stopped in a 2012 Chevy Malibu directly behind a 52-year-old male from Pensacola, who was driving a 1997 Ford F-150. The driver of the F-150 was stopped behind other traffic facing north in the outside lane of U.S. 29 at the intersection of Carolina Drive. The driver of the 2014 Dodge Ram reportedly suddenly accelerated. The front right of the Ram struck the left rear of the Malibu so significantly that the Malibu left the roadway, traveled northeast through a ditch on the east shoulder of U.S. 29 and into the parking lot of 8124 U.S. 29. The Ram rotated clockwise and overturned, reportedly causing the hood and windshield to strike the F-150's rear. The Ram's final resting point was facing east in the outside lane of U.S. 29 at the intersection of Carolina Drive. The Malibu's final position was facing south in the parking lot of 8124 U.S. 29 north of Carolina Drive. The F-150's final position was facing northeast on the east shoulder of U.S. 29 north of Carolina Drive. The driver of the Ram and Malibu received injuries; all drivers were wearing seatbelts and alcohol was not a factor, according to the FHP.
WEAR, Channel 3 reports that a Pensacola man is in critical condition after a rear-end crash in Escambia County. Friday evening at approximately 10:53 p.m., emergency crews responded to Beverly Parkway and Hansen Boulevard. According to the news agency, a 21-year-old male crashed his GMC Sierra in the back of 32-year-old male's Toyota Avalon as the Avalon was slowing down due to slowing traffic ahead. The impact pushed the Avalon's vehicle forward about 120 feet, causing it to stop on the east bound inside lane of Beverly Parkway. The driver of the Avalon was not hurt, according to the FHP. The FHP reports the GMC Sierra changed directions, left the roadway, sideswiped a utility pole and collided with a street sign and post. The driver of the Sierra was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital in critical condition. At this time authorities are trying to figure out of this wreck was alcohol related. The FHP says charges in this crash are pending.