18-wheeler crash injured 3 in Escambia County, FL

Legal news for Florida 18-wheeler accident attorneys. Two-vehicle wreck left three people injured, including two kids.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash involving a 18-wheeler and a Pontiac Grand Prix that injured three people.

Pensacola, FL—A two-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck and a Pontiac Grand Prix left three people, including two children injured on Tuesday night, January 29, 2010. The Grand Prix reportedly failed to stop at the end of Highway 164 at Highway 29 around 7:15 p.m., when the collision occurred, as reported by NorthEscambia.com.

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reported that the Grand Prix, driven by Madeline Hope Johnson, 28, had failed to stop when she reached the end of Highway 164 at Highway 29, and drove into the path of a southbound semi that was traveling on Highway 29. The trailer tires of the semi, which was driven by Willie Lee Bell, 56 of Atlanta, reportedly ran over the front of the car, completely flattening the front end of the car like a pancake. All the occupants of the car, Johnson and her two children, ages 8 and 12, were rushed by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. Johnson reportedly told police officials that the brakes on her car failed, which led to the crash. Bell stated he really couldn’t see the car coming, and tried to change lanes to avoid a crash, but was unsuccessful in doing so. The crash is currently under investigation by FHP officials.

The McDavid Station of Escambia Fire Rescue, Escambia County EMS, Atmore Ambulance, and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office all responded to the wreck.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Florida 18-wheeler accident lawyers.