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Archive for the ‘Accidents’

Passenger hurt when vehicle starter crashes through windshield

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Panama City man has undergone two surgeries and is facing more after suffering a severe arm injury in a freak accident Friday in Calhoun County. John David Bush, 45, was a passenger in a westbound 2017 Jeep being driven by a co-worker, when an eastbound pickup towing another truck […]

Passenger injured when vehicle starter flies through windshield

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A passenger in a westbound Jeep was badly injured when an automotive starter believed to have fallen from a passing vehicle crashed through the front windshield and nearly severed his arm. The Jeep was traveling on SR 20 in Calhoun County just past Reeder Road, heading for the Bay-Calhoun County […]

Motorcyclist seriously injured when car turns into his path

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A 60-year-old Destin resident suffered serious injuries after his motorcycle collided with a car Saturday in Clarksville. According to the FHP report, David Patrick Brennan was westbound on SR 20 around 2 p.m. when an eastbound car, driven by Heather Ann Vaughn, 27, of Panama City, attempted to make a […]

Woman critically injured in SR 12 N crash Monday night

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Panama City woman was Life Flighted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after being critically injured in a wreck on SR 12 N in Liberty County Monday night. Emergency workers called to the scene discovered 25-year-old Elizabeth Thompson unconscious in the driver’s seat of her 2004 Mazda Tribute, which had landed […]

Marianna teen killed in Sunday crash

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Marianna teenager driving home from Tallahassee Sunday evening died after her car went off the road and struck a tree. Sydney Holland, 18, was southbound on CR 269 in Gadsden County around 8:10 p.m. when she lost control of her 2011 Honda Accord after entering a curve, according to […]

Pedestrian hit by car on SR 20 Tues. night

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Liberty County man was rushed by ambulance to Bay Medical Hospital after he was hit by a car on SR 20 Tuesday evening in Blountstown. The injured man was identified as Josh Summers, who was walking in the road and picking up tools that had just fallen from a […]

Hunter is killed when tree falls on tripod stand

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man killed by a falling tree Tuesday as 61-year-old Benny Hollis. Hollis had been sitting on a 12-foot-high tripod hunting stand when strong storm winds uprooted a massive tree which then fell on him, according to Sheriff Glenn Kimbrel. When he failed to return home as expected, […]

Hunter injured in fall from tree near CR 379

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A 52-year-old Eastpoint man suffered several broken bones when he fell an estimated 15 to 18 feet as he descended from a tree stand Monday afternoon in the Apalachicola National Forest. David Brown was ending a day of hunting in the area of CR-379 and FR-109 around 4:30 p.m. when […]

Two facing charges in high speed chase ending in crash this afternoon in Calhoun Co.

by Teresa Eubanks, Editor Calhoun-Liberty Journal One suspect is currently being checked for injuries at Calhoun Liberty Hospital and a second man has just been taken to the Calhoun County Jail following a high speed chase that ended when a car slammed into a utility pole and caught fire. Two black males were traveling at […]

Woman injured in collision with log truck near Calhoun Co. line

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor An Indiana woman was hospitalized with serious injuries after she ran into a log truck that pulled onto SR 20 early Friday evening near the Calhoun-Bay County line. Kashe Moss, 19, was traveling east on SR 20 at 6:25 p.m. when her 2016 Chevrolet Cruze slammed into the driver’s side […]