News: Gainesville woman, 88, dies in collision with pickup on US 441


ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a two-vehicle collision in Alachua County claimed the life of an elderly driver.

According to the Alachua Chronicle, the incident occurred Feb. 10 near the intersection of U.S Highway 441 and County Road 237.

State troopers said an 88-year-old woman was driving a sedan south on County Road 237 shortly before 7 p.m. when she pulled out onto the northbound lanes of U.S. 441.  The sedan entered the path of a northbound pickup truck and the vehicles collided.

The sedan driver, a Gainesville resident, died at the scene.  The driver of the pickup, a 24-year-old man from High Springs, sustained minor injuries.  The FHP said the two drivers were both wearing seat belts

If you suffered injuries or the loss of a loved one due to a crash in the Gainesville area, you may have the right to seek compensation for your medical bills, damaged property, pain and suffering, and more. Contact the Gainesville car accident attorneys at Whittel and Melton, LLC to schedule a free consultation where we can review your case and your legal options. We can be reached online or by phone at 866-608-5529.

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