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Why Is Summer Dangerous for Driving in Pensacola?

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Summer is in full swing. It stands to reason that driving in the summer would be safer than driving in the winter, especially now that every state in the nation deals with its own type of harrowing winter weather. Don't let your guard down just because the roads aren't slippery. Summer driving in Pensacola is not without its own set of hazards. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS, there were thousands of accidents during the summer months of 2014. June, July, August . . .
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Steps to Take After a Car Accident in Pensacola



Being involved in a car accident is stressful. Unfortunately, these incidents happen to hundreds of people across the state of Florida everyday. It can be difficult to stay calm following a car accident, especially one that is severe in nature. However, if you can remain calm, you will have a much better chance of taking the appropriate steps that will help you in the long run. Here is what you need to do immediately following a car accident in Pensacola. If you follow these steps, your oppor . . .
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Gunshot Wounds Lead to Crash in Pensacola

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Police in Pensacola are not sure why a man was driving around with two gunshot wounds in his leg. There were no reports of a shooting, and officers only discovered the wounds after the man crashed his vehicle. According to reports, a man was traveling on East Olive Road at approximately 2 p.m. The man was driving a Ford F-150 and crossed a turn lane, entering the opposite lane of traffic. A semi-truck was headed toward the man, and his truck clipped the left side of the big rig. The collision . . .
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Careless Driving Leads to Three-Vehicle Collision

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A man in Pensacola was cited by police after his driving behaviors led to a three-car accident on Interstate 10. The accident occurred at about 7:45 a.m. on April 2 on the Florida Highway. According to reports of the accident, a 29-year-old man was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe in the inside westbound lane. Another driver was heading in the same direction in the same lane. A third vehicle was leading the line of cars and suddenly slowed down. The car in the middle was forced to do the same, causi . . .
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Motorcycle Versus SUV Leaves Two Injured

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A motorcycle versus SUV accident in Escambia left two people injured and others emotionally shaken. Pictures of the scene show an SUV with damage to the rear passenger side, and a motorcycle laying on its side. There are few details of the accident available at this time. So far, we know that the crash occurred at an intersection that has been a problem for quite some time. Low lighting and construction, that seems to have been going on forever, are thought to have possibly reduced the SUV's . . .
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Police Need Help in Pensacola Hit-and-Run

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A hit-and-run occurred on March 30, 2018 in Pensacola, and the Florida Highway Patrol is looking for help in catching the perpetrator. Law enforcement says that the driver of the vehicle fled the scene of the crash rather than staying on scene to speak with responders. According to reports, a 2013 Nissan Altima was rear-ended at the intersection of Hollywood Avenue and West Fairfield Drive. The vehicle that hit the Nissan was a Chevrolet TrailBlazer. The SUV should have damage to its front en . . .
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Tour Bus Crashes After Trip to Disney World



A charter bus on its way back to Houston from a trip to Walt Disney World crashed in Alabama. The bus accident had several victims, and they were transported to a Pensacola hospital. The crash occurred at about 5:30 a.m. on I-10 near exit 57. The bus ended up in a ravine that is approximately 60-feet deep. The bus was carrying approximately 45 students, who had taken a spring break trip. The students were part of a high school band, and between 12 and 20 of them were injured. The driver of t . . .
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Officer Cited in Crash

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People being cited by police officers is something we hear of every day. We either know someone who has received a traffic ticket or read of someone who caused an accident and was charged. It's not often that we hear of the roles being reversed and a police officer being cited for a crash. That's what happened in Pensacola recently. According to reports, a deputy with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office was given a citation for failing to come to a stop at a red light. The officer was drivin . . .
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Pedestrian Accident in Pensacola



According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle while walking in the roadway. The accident occurred on Michigan Avenue after dark. Reports indicate that a 63-year-old man was walking on Michigan Avenue just before 9 p.m. Another man was driving a truck, traveling west in the left turn lane. The man driving the truck did not see the pedestrian in the roadway, and the pedestrian was not in a marked crosswalk. The man who was hit was taken to a local hospita . . .
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Chain-Reaction Crash in Pensacola Results in Injuries

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We are all taught to keep a safe distance when we are in driver's ed. Most of us pay attention to that advice, at least for a while. As we get more experience under our belts, it seems we start to follow the cars in front of us too closely. Such was the case in Pensacola on I-10 on Thursday, February 22. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a man in his twenties was driving a Toyota Camry and traveling west. The man was approaching a line of stopped traffic ahead of him and failed to stop . . .
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