Articles Tagged with Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, FL – Police in Gainesville are searching for the driver responsible for a crash that killed a bicycle rider, according to a report by WGFL.

The bicyclist, a male, was struck from behind by a vehicle while riding south on the 3300 block of South Main Street.  The driver involved then left the scene.

The Gainesville Police Department said that based on debris found in the roadway, the vehicle they are now looking for is a silver Volvo, either a sedan or an SUV.  Evidence indicated the driver may have been going about 45 miles per hour at the time of the collision.

GAINESVILLE, FL – State troopers said a car accident at a rest area along Interstate 75 Wednesday left two people dead.

According to WGFL, the incident took place on I-75 south near mile marker 382 in Gainesville at about 2 p.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a 66-year-old woman was driving a Tesla sedan and coming off an exit ramp when she entered the rest area parking lot and crashed into the back of a parked tractor-trailer.

GAINESVILLE, FL – A motorcyclist was killed and another person as hospitalized following a collision in Gainesville on Thursday afternoon.

According to a report by the Alachua Chronicle, the crash happened when the motorcyclist ran the red light at NW 39th Avenue and NW 24th Boulevard at a high rate of speed, and collided with a sedan.

The motorcyclist, whose identity is unclear at this time, suffered fatal injuries in the wreck.

GAINESVILLE, FL – A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a vehicle near Springtree Park in Gainesville Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Gainesville Sun, the motorcyclist collided with a vehicle near the intersection of 39th Avenue and Northwest 24th Boulevard.

The unidentified motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver involves sustained minor injuries.

GAINESVILLE, FL – A man was killed when he was hit by a vehilce while riding a motorized bicycle northeast of Gainesville on Monday morning.

According to Main St. Daily News, a 28-year-old Starke man was riding the bike on the shoulder of State Route 24 near NE 127th Street when he was hit by 1998-2004 era Ford pickup or a 2000-04 Ford Excursion.

The victim was ejected from the bicycle and pronounced dead at the scene.

FLORAHOMA, FL – A 12-year-old boy was seriously injured when he was hit by a vehilce while walking his dog in Florahome on Tuesday.

According to WCJB, the victim was hit while walking on Tinsley Road.

Police say the 21-year-old driver collided with a truck before hitting the boy and the dog. The child was rushed to UF Health Shands with two broken legs.

GAINESVILLE FL – A man was fatally struck by a vehicle in northwest Gainesville while riding his bicycle this morning.

According to WCJB, the victim was riding on Waldo Road near the intersection with Northeast 127th Street when he was hit by an unspecified vehicle.

The bicyclist, an unidentified 28-year-old man, suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

HAWTHORNE, FL – A woman was killed in a head-on collision in Alachua County on Saturday morning.

According to Ocala News, the 27-year-old man driving a 2009 Chevrolet SUV was heading south on US-301 when he lost control for unknown reasons. The SUV crossed the median and entered the oncoming lanes, where it slammed into a 1996 Ford pickup truck.

A 24-year-old passenger of the SUV was taken to UF Health Shands Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries a few hours later. The driver was taken to the same hospital with serious, potentially life-threatening injuries.

GAINESVILLE, FL – A man from Gainesville was killed early Sunday morning following a single-vehicle crash in Alachua County.

According to Ocala News, the incident took place at about 4 a.m. along FL-121 near the intersection with Southwest 78th Lane.

Troopers say the victim’s SUV drifted off the side of the roadway for unknown reasons and overturned. The driver, a 69-year-old Gainesville man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

GAINESVILLE, FL – A woman was seriously injured when she was hit by a car near the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville yesterday.

According to WCJB, the unidentified victim was crossing Archer Road when she was hit by a vehilce heading west.

The woman was rushed to UF Health Shands hospital in serious condition.

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