SUV Overturns at Blair Stone and Mahan - SLIDE SHOW

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Tallahassee, Florida - October 11, 2011 - 10:20am -

Pictures of the scene are attached above.

The Tallahassee Fire Department and Police Department were at the scene of an overturned SUV at the intersection of Blair Stone Road and Mahan Drive.

Investigators at the scene said the SUV was traveling north on Blair Stone Road at around 9:45am when the accident occurred. Officers are not sure if speed was a factor at this time.

Two women were trapped inside the SUV, but officers on the scene managed to cut the passengers out of the vehicle. There were no fatalities

Eyewitness News is on the scene.

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  • by ConservativeHippie on Oct 11, 2011 at 04:54 PM
    There are no dangerous roads, only dangerous drivers.
  • by dog Location: gone on Oct 11, 2011 at 02:06 PM
    Speed limit 35 mph , SPEEDING IS THE PROBLEM and Pay attention when your Driving.
  • by Steve Location: Not in Marietta on Oct 11, 2011 at 12:51 PM
    We have been in the midst of a tropical storm for three days. Slow down folks. I recall the accidents that happened before the extension on Blaire Stone. It always happened on Capital Circle Northeast, Magnolia at Park, or West Tennessee, north of the campus, and with wet roadways. Slow...
  • by RA Location: Tallty on Oct 11, 2011 at 10:28 AM
    Since before Blairstone was built, I wrote on two different occasions to the "Traffic Dpoctor" asking why there were no overpasses in the plans. Would an overpass have prevented this accident? I think that we will find that in the long run we should have spend extra money to build overpasses rather than 10/12 lane intersection. What poor planning by our city leaders.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 at 02:01 PM in reply to RA
      Im pretty sure cost has something to do with it.
  • by not surprised on Oct 11, 2011 at 10:26 AM
    The curve is not banked properly on the curve in the northbound lanes of Blairstone just after the bridge. If you are travelling too fast and are not experienced then you can easily loose control on this curve, expecially when it is wet. This is new pavement and not slick imho. The old section of Blairstone south of Park avenue is slick due to the trees and old pavement. If she entered the curve too fast and did any sudden jerk of the wheel then that combined with the negative slope and poorly banked corner would have sent her into a slide...glad they are ok. Expect more on this curve in the next few years. Same goes for the southbound lanes after you go over the bridge heading to park avenue...look at the tire marks on the crash barrier wall...bad curve design!
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      by posted speed limit on Oct 11, 2011 at 11:13 AM in reply to not surprised
      it's not that the curve is designed incorrectly if one would drive the posted speed limit of the road these accidents wolud not be happening.
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        by NoleFan on Oct 11, 2011 at 11:49 AM in reply to posted speed limit
        My thoughts exactly! Most car accidents happen because of someone’s negligence, not because the road or the driving conditions were bad.
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        by anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 at 01:32 PM in reply to posted speed limit
        Correct. If most folks would slow down, plus pay attention, they'd be just fine.
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        by Sasanqua on Oct 12, 2011 at 04:15 AM in reply to posted speed limit
        And this is not "new pavement".
  • by Odd on Oct 11, 2011 at 10:03 AM
    It could be a combination of speed and people traveling too close and weather.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 at 09:41 AM
    people need to learn to be more careful on the roadways not only for themselves, but other drivers as well. driving or operating any machinery should be handled carefully
  • by Dinks on Oct 11, 2011 at 09:13 AM
    SUVs don't flip over, their driver's flip them over...
  • by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 at 09:00 AM
    Seems like every other day there is an accident involving an SUV that has turned over and the roof has collapsed on the occupants. I will never buy 1. For all intents and purposes they are unsafe.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 at 09:15 AM in reply to
      The Blair Stone asphault surface is extremely slick when wet. I have had trouble getting traction from a standstill with new tires. I think most vehicles would have flipped had they slide into the curb from the side.
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      by not surprised on Oct 11, 2011 at 10:31 AM in reply to
      hate to tell you but unles you have a roll bar in a SUV, car or truck then they will all collapse when the flip and land on the roof. I believe Volvo is one of the few who designs the roof systems to act sort of like a roll bar to an extent. Volvos convertibles and Mercedes convetibles have roll bars that pop up behind the rear seats in the event of a roll over in a matter of a split second. Proplem you run into there is if you are roll over in soft dirt on the shoulder it will probably just stick in the dirt and your head will be hit/crushed regardless. Don't be fooled to think you are safer in a car. Most SUVs are pretty stable and it comes down to the driver when they flip.
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        by Anony Mouse on Oct 11, 2011 at 12:55 PM in reply to not surprised
        I once had a mattress hit the roof of my auto. Caved the roof in, broken windshield, driver door destroyed. All this from a mattress that flew from a vehicle ahead of me.
  • by Dee Location: Tallahassee on Oct 11, 2011 at 08:52 AM
    SUVs flip over too easily!
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