CRESTVIEW — Two Crestview residents remain hospitalized with multiple severe injuries after being struck by a vehicle shortly before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night. Both were standing in the roadway of Ferdon Boulevard South.
Heather Gibbons, 29, and Erin Davis, 19, stopped their respective vehicles after noticing a dog lying in the northbound inside lane of Ferdon Boulevard (State Road 85) at the intersection of Robinson Avenue.
A northbound vehicle, driven by a 17-year-old Crestview resident, struck the women as they examined the dog in the dark intersection.
Because LifeFlight was not operating due to weather conditions, the women were transported to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center by Okaloosa County EMS ambulance.
Gibbons is listed in serious condition and Davis is listed in critical condition.
The Crestview Police Department is continuing to investigate the accident.
Two other pedestrians have been struck by vehicles on S.R. 85 recently in Crestview, including a man who was killed on the morning of March 12 near the intersection of Griffith Avenue. The accident remains under investigation by the Crestview Police Department.
Three days earlier, a women was struck by a truck that left the roadway and hit her while she waited to cross at the intersection of Redstone Avenue near Publix. She was released from North Okaloosa Medical Center the day after the accident.