Three residents involved in holiday roadway mishaps
By By Connie Nowlin Managing Editor
Two area residents were injured in unrelated motor vehicle accidents over the Christmas holiday.
According to reports by the Florida Highway Patrol, Toronado Reynolds, 27, of East Sunset Drive in Atmore was northbound on Florida State Road 97 about 7:30 p.m. Christmas Eve when a southbound vehicle driven by Patsy Martin, 61, of Bay St. Louis, Miss., crossed the center line. The report shows Martin's 1999 Chevrolet struck the left front of Reynolds' Mazda, pushing it into the ditch, where it overturned three times. According to the report, Reynolds and his passenger, 26-year-old Adrin Tucker of Pensacola, were both ejected from the vehicle. Martin's vehicle crossed a ditch and came to rest in an open field, the report shows.
Reynolds was listed as having serious injuries and was transported to West Florida Hospital in Pensacola. The report shows Reynolds and Tucker were not wearing seat belts. Tucker's injuries were listed as minor. The Mazda was reported to have had $ 7,000 in damages.
Martin was reported to have serious injuries as well and was also transported to West Florida. The reports indicate she was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. Her car received $8,000 in damages.
No charges had been released in the accident, however the investigation into the incident remains open.
The driver of a four-wheeler involved in an accident Christmas Day remains listed in critical condition at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital in Pensacola.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Dakoda Sells, 13, of Atmore was eastbound on Escambia County (Fla.) Road 168 when the right front tire of the Polaris he was riding struck the rear tire of a motorcycle ridden by 14-year-old Coy Peebles of Pine Barren Road.
The report shows Sells' four-wheeler went out of control, flipping three times. Sells was thrown from the vehicle.
According to the report, Sells was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Peebles was wearing a helmet, and was not injured in the incident, the report shows.
The four-wheeler sustained $1,500 in damages, and the motorcycle was damaged in the amount of $1,000.
No charges had been filed in the accident as of press time, but the investigation into the accident continues.