Articles Tagged with Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, FL – Police said an elderly driver crashed their vehicle into a building in Gainesville on Monday afternoon.

WGFL reports the incident happened at Tire Outlet at 1320 North Main Street at about 2 p.m.  Police said their investigation found that the driver had arrived for service at the business when his foot slid off the brake and the vehicle went into the building’s glass lobby.

A woman who was waiting in the lobby suffered cuts from the shattered glass as well as a neck injury, but her injuries were not said to be life-threatening.  The driver of the vehicle was not injured.

GAINESVILLE, FL – A search is underway for the driver who struck two pedestrians near downtown Gainesville last Tuesday morning.

According to a report by WGFL, the accident occurred at North Main Street and NW 10th Avenue. A woman in her 70s and a child were walking across NW 10th Avenue when they were struck by a silver Honda Odyssey van.

Police said the driver left the scene of the crash without reporting it.  The two victims were taken to UF Health Shands Hospital.

GAINESVILLE, FL – Police in Gainesville have announced an arrest in connection with a deadly hit-and-run crash.

According to a report by WGFL, 29-year-old Margaret Walker turned herself in in connection with the incident that happened on South Main Street on November 27, 2022.

Police said Walker was driving a Volvo XC-90 when she struck a bicycle rider and then left the scene.  The victim’s body was discovered the following morning.

GAINESVILLE, FL – Police in Gainesville are searching for the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run incident involving a bicyclist.

In a Facebook post, police said the crash happened behind a Kohl’s store on the 3500 block of Southwest Archer Road near 35th Street.  A man was riding a bicycle behind the store when he was hit by a vehicle.  The victim, a man in his 30s, was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.

A witness told police she saw a gray Toyota pickup truck at the scene speeding at about the same time the incident occurred.  Anyone with further information on the incident was asked to contact the Gainesville Police Department.

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.

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