News: 2 injured when fleeing driver crashes in Marion County


MARION COUNTY, FL – A driver attempting to flee from law enforcement authorities was involved in a crash in Ocala on Sunday, WCJB reports.

Police said the incident began when deputies attempted a traffic stop on the driver of a stolen Jeep Cherokee in Silver Springs Shore.  The driver, identified as 24-year-old Jah’Kudo Gibbons, reportedly pulled into a gas station before speeding away on Southeast Maricamp Road heading towards Ocala.

Deputies set out in pursuit in what became a high-speed chase, with Gibbons said to have been driving at speeds of over 100 miles per hour.

He eventually t-boned another car in the vicinity of Maricamp Road and Southeast 58th Avenue.  Gibbons and the other driver were seriously injured and taken to an area hospital.

If you have been involved in a car accident due to the actions of a careless or reckless driver, our knowledgeable Marion County car accident lawyers at Whittel & Melton will fight hard on your behalf to obtain compensation for your accident-related expenses. Give us a call at 866-608-5529 or contact us online to set up a free consultation where we can review your case and your legal options.

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