Accident shuts down intersection of 23rd St. and Beck Ave.

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Panama City -- At least two people had to be taken to the hospital after an accident at the intersection of 23rd Street and Beck Avenue forced authorities to re-route traffic while they investigated the scene.

Police routing traffic around the intersection say they’re treating the accident as a crime scene. It appeared that at about 11 a.m., a white 4-door sedan hit a white truck, rolling the truck onto its side, and causing massive damage to both vehicles. The position of the vehicles indicates that the truck was likely heading into the intersection from the north side of Beck Ave. when it was hit by the sedan, which was heading west on 23rd Street.

Police have not yet made an official statement about the accident, nor have they released the names or conditions of those involved.


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  • by Anonymous Location: PCB on Mar 23, 2012 at 10:35 PM
    Would love to know the number of wrecks in past two years at this intersection AND at the intersection of Sarasota and Baldwin....
  • by Debby Location: Panama City on May 25, 2011 at 08:05 AM
    It would be nice in the PCPD actually monitored the intersection but they don't feel the need to monitor busy, dangerous intersections for some reason.
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      by Tim on May 25, 2011 at 08:33 AM in reply to Debby
      The police have better things to do then to sit at intersections watching for wrecks. They are too busy looking to see who's not wearing selt belts.
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        by elmoofgawf on May 27, 2011 at 08:16 AM in reply to Tim
        @ Tim, AMEN on thst statement!!!! Same here where I am, while they are handing out a $50 ticket someone just sold $100 worth of dope then going to the bank to cash their handout checks.
  • by Tom Location: Panama City (near scene of accident) on May 24, 2011 at 05:31 PM
    Nearly every day my routine runs the same. Pick up my infant daughter after work and go home. In this routine i have to turn left onto Beck Ave from 23rd St. going south and every day i dont know if its the last time i will get to see my wife or child. That intersection is completely blind, poorly planned and very dangerous. Please, for the families and people that have to use it on a daily basis, fix this intersection before more people are hurt or worse...
  • by Joe on May 24, 2011 at 02:40 PM
    Too bad the wrecker drivers don't clean up all the accident, lots of broken glass, plastic, chrome, and other odd bits and pieces left in the street after every accident, tired of picking this debree out of my tires!!!!
  • by Anonymous on May 24, 2011 at 01:17 PM
    It is a "BLIND" intersection. When turning south off 23 onto Beck you can not see any on coming traffic. It is the most dangerous intersection in Bay County.
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      by Brian on May 24, 2011 at 08:15 PM in reply to
      Blind intersection?!? Then don't turn across traffic unless you have a green arrow, not just a green light. It's only a dangerous intersection because we have some of the worst drivers in Florida.
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        by ESTELLE on May 26, 2011 at 03:16 PM in reply to Brian
        I personally know the person driving the car that was hit. She is an excellent driver and on of the finest human beings that walks the face of this earth!!!! I am outraged that you want to generally place blame on a victim who nearly lost her life along with her granddaughter!!! And no, she is not elderly so don't even go there!! I appreciate the fact you believe Fl. drivers to be bad and respect your opinion, however, to place blame on a victim who do not even know is simply rude and hurtful!!!SHAME ON YOU!!
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      by Mark L on May 24, 2011 at 10:11 PM in reply to
      I think not, when turning south off 23rd onto Beck, I can see all the way up to Michigan Ave and beyond. What's so "Blind" about it?
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        by Anony on May 25, 2011 at 10:28 AM in reply to Mark L
        And by the way the price of gas in Tally on Monday was $3.49 and dropping, so why is it still so high in PC? At this price it is almost worth it to drive to Tally or The AL. state line to fuel up!!!
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