Two injured in car accident
Published 3:16 pm Wednesday, March 29, 2006
By By LYDIA GRIMES – Features writer
A vehicle's trying to pass on Hwy. 29 north of Brewton Tuesday morning led to a three-car accident that resulted in two injuries, officials said.
Eyewitness Randy Cannon said he was driving to work behind another car traveling south on Hwy. 29. Robert Michael Gray, 45, was driving a Ford F-150 pickup north.
Margaret Floyd, 42, was driving a 2004 black Pontiac Grand Prix south on Hwy. 29 behind Cannon. Helen Floyd was driving a 2004 beige Pontiac Grand Prix north behind Gray's pickup.
Officials do not believe the two women are related.
Helen Floyd's car was trying to pass the pickup in front of her when Margaret Floyd's car swerved into her path, officials said. The two cars collided, and the pickup went into the ditch trying to avoid the collision.
The Escambia County Rescue Squad used the “Jaws of Life” to get Margaret Floyd out of her car, and she was transported to D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital.
Helen Floyd was taken by Life-Flight to Baptist Hospital in Pensacola. Gray and his passenger, Morris Davis, were unhurt.
The Escambia County Rescue Squad, Ridge Road Volunteer Fire Department, Boykin-Damascus Volunteer Fire Department, Escambia County Sheriff's Department, the Life Flight helicopter and Officer Daryl Bogle with Alabama State Troopers all responded to the accident.
Conditions of the injured people were unavailable at press time.