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GAINESVILLE, FL – Gainesville police and rescue crews were called to the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident on Friday morning.

According to WCJB, the incident happened at Northwest 23rd Avenue and Northwest 6th Street at about 10 a.m.  A woman was struck by a sport utility vehicle at that location, authorities said.

The victim, identified as Lorin Cava, was pronounced dead after being rushed to UF Health Shands Hospital.


GAINESVILLE, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a pedestrian died after being hit by a truck on Interstate 75 Saturday morning, according to the Main Street Daily News.

An investigation indicated that the 18-year-old victim was walking on I-75 during the night and was then hit by a southbound tractor-trailer near mile marker 380 shortly before 8:30 a.m.  The truck driver, a 58-year-old man from Cocoa, notified state troopers that he had struck something in the southbound lanes near a rest stop but was unsure what he had hit.

The pedestrian, a Gainesville resident, was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders.


GAINESVILLE, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol and Alachua County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a bicycle accident Tuesday night, reports WCJB.

It happened in the vicinity of Northwest 39th Avenue and Northwest 53rd Street in Gainesville shortly before 6 p.m.

According to state troopers, a man riding a bicycle was struck near the intersection by a 2011 Nissan. The bicyclist suffered injuries that were not regarded as life-threatening and was transported to an area hospital.  The victim’s identity was not disclosed.


GAINESVILLE, FL – A single-vehicle accident in Alachua County on Friday left six people injured, two critically.

According to WCJB, the incident happened at the intersection of Southwest Archer Road and 16th Avenue.

Rescue crews from Alachua County and Gainesville responded to the scene and found that a man, his mother and four children had been injured in the wreck.  The injured victims were taken to an area hospital, where two of the four children were listed in critical condition.


GAINESVILLE, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said two trucks were involved in a fatal collision on Interstate 75 early Wednesday morning.

The accident happened on I-75 in Gainesville, according to a report by WOFL.

The FHP said a blue tractor-trailer crashed into the back of a tan tractor-trailer that was traveling slowly on the interstate at about 2:30 a.m.  The driver of the first truck, a 55-year-old man, was killed in the wreck.  His passenger, a 10-year-old girl, sustained minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital.  The other driver was not injured.


TRENTON, FL – Authorities are trying to track down the driver who struck and killed a a pedestrian in Trenton on Sunday night.

A report by WCJB states that the incident took place on Southeast 53rd Court at 8:45 p.m.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 68-year-old woman was walking on the roadway when she was struck by a northbound pickup truck.  The victim, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the pickup fled the scene going north on Southeast 53rd Court.  The truck was abandoned and found nearby, and a search for the driver is ongoing.

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GAINESVILLE, FL – Police in Gainesville said a vehicle and a motorcycle were involved in a fatal collision last week.

The Gainesville Sun reports the incident happened in the area of Southwest 13th Street and Southwest 14th Street Tuesday night at about 11:30 p.m.

An investigation by the Gainesville Police Department found that a vehicle was heading north on Southwest 13th Street and attempted a left hand turn.  The vehicle entered the path of a southbound motorcycle, which hit the back of the vehicle.  The motorcyclist was ejected and the bike caught fire.


GAINESVILLE, FL – Gainesville Fire Rescue said its crews responded to a significant vehicle crash last Monday night.

According to GFR’s Facebook page, the accident happened in the area of Southwest 34th Street and Williston Road at about 8 p.m.  Photos from the scene showed a heavily damaged vehicle.

When firefighters arrived, they used the jaws of life and other rescue tools to extricate one person from the car within about 20 minutes.


GAINESVILLE, FL – A motorcycle and a box truck were involved in a deadly collision in Gainesville on Monday morning, WGLF reports.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Northwest 39th Avenue and Northwest 97th Boulevard at about 8:45 a.m.  An investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol indicated that the driver of the box truck was going west on Northwest 39th Avenue and attempted to make a left turn at the intersection.

It was at that point that the motorcyclist, going east on Northwest 39th Avenue, slammed into the back of the box truck.


GAINESVILLE, FL – A man driving a stolen hearse caused a multi-vehicle crash in Gainesville Sunday afternoon, police said.

According to WGFL, the hearse was stolen from the Chestnut Funeral Home on NW 8th Avenue at about 1:30 p.m.  Police said the suspect, identified as 54-year-old Williams Stewart, drove about three miles to the corner of NW 34th Street and crashed into four other vehicles.

Williams was injured and taken to an area hospital.  No injuries were reported among the drivers of the other four vehicles.

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