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OCALA, FL – Police say an alleged drunk driver was arrested after crashing into a dentist’s office in Ocala early Monday morning.

The Ocala Police Department released details of the incident in a Facebook post. Officers responded to Healthy Smiles Dentistry on SW 10th Street at about 12:30 a.m. after a Chevy Equinox first struck a vehicle in the roadway and then slammed into the building.  No one was injured.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as 23-year-old Gabriel Hausy, was spotted fleeing from the officers on foot.  After a brief pursuit, Hausy was detained.

OCALA, FL – Ocala police are investigating an accident last week that left a motorcycle rider dead, the Ocala StarBanner reports.

The crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck occurred on Southwest 19th Avenue Road near 24th Avenue Tuesday night at about 8 p.m.

Investigators said the driver of a Ford F-150 pickup truck was headed east on Southwest 19th Avenue Road and entered the left lane to turn into a driveway for shopping and restaurants. The operator of a Suzuki motorcycle was going west in an inside lane and the vehicles collided, with the bike ending up underneath the pickup.

OCALA, FL – Rescue crews were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle collision in Ocala on Sunday afternoon.

Ocala Fire Rescue said Engine 5, Rescue 5, Tower 1, Battalion Chief 22, and a Safety Officer responded to the 2400 block of Northeast 49th Terrace shortly before 3 p.m.

Crews found a Nissan minivan and a Ford pickup truck with heavy front-end damage that were facing westbound on State Road 40.  Rescuers had to pry open the door of the minivan to extricate the driver.

MARION COUNTY, FL – State troopers said a man was killed in a pedestrian accident early Friday morning in Marion County, according to WKMG.

The Florida Highway Patrol released a report on the incident that happened in the area of SE Maricamp Road and Southeast Bahia Avenue Court at about 12:37 a.m.

According to the FHP, a man was in the outside lane of the roadway on Southeast Maricamp Road when he was struck by a sedan heading east.  The pedestrian, a 42-year-old man from Ocala, suffered fatal injuries.

MARION COUNTY, FL – State troopers said an accident in Marion County last week claimed the life of a 44-year-old pedestrian.

The Ocala News reports the victim was hit by a pickup truck on U.S. 27 near NW 97th Place on Friday night just after 9 p.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the woman was walking near the intersection when she was struck by the pickup as it was headed eastbound.  The victim, a Davie resident, was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders.

OCALA, FL – Ocala Fire Rescue reported it was at the scene of a collision involving at least five vehicles on Interstate 75 in Marion County Thursday evening.

A Facebook post by the rescue unit said Ocala Fire Rescue’s Engine 4, Rescue 1, Battalion Chief 11, and a safety officer were dispatched to I-75 north at about 7:17 p.m.

They found five damaged vehicles parked along the side of the interstate near the off-ramp for Exit 350. Two people from one of the vehicles were taken to an area hospital for evaluation.  No other injuries were reported.  No further details were available on the cause of the collision.

OCALA, FL – Ocala Fire Rescue reports a driver was hospitalized following a rollover accident in Ocala on Monday afternoon.

First responders were dispatched to the intersection of SW College Road and SW 27th Avenue after the incident happened shortly after 3:30 p.m.

They found a red SUV on its roof blocking the southbound lanes of SW 27th Avenue, and a sedan parked at a nearby establishment.

OCALA, FL – An Ocala man died after his vehicle went off the road and crashed in Marion County early Tuesday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

A report by the Ocala StarBanner stated the victim was a 32-year-old man driving a Volkswagen Jetta north on County Road 315 near Northeast 135th Street sometime before 4:15 a.m.  As the vehicle approached a right-hand curve the driver veered left, going off the roadway and onto a shoulder.

The Jetta crashed into a wooden utility pole before striking a tree and coming to a stop.  The driver was trapped inside the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.  No one else was in the car.

OCALA, FL – The Ocala Police Department said a bicyclist died after being hit by a vehicle Saturday evening.

Police posted details of the incident that took place near the 1400 block of Northwest 27th Avenue just north of Rural King just before 6:15 p.m.  Witnesses said a bicyclist was laying down stationary in the southbound travel lane next to his bike.

One driver swerved to the left to avoid hitting him, but another vehicle right behind hit the bicycle rider.  The victim, a 67-year-old man, was trauma-alerted to the hospital and was pronounced dead.

OCALA, FL – Rescue units were at the scene of a crash in Ocala Monday night that left two people injured.

In a Facebook post, Ocala Fire Rescue said its crews responded to E Fort King Street and NE 31st Avenue after reports of a vehicle fire just after 7 p.m.

Officials said a Toyota and a Nissan had been involved in an accident, with the Nissan rolling onto its side. Firefighters were able to stabilize the Nissan and removed the windshield to extricate the driver, who had been trapped inside.  The driver was transported to the hospital for evaluation, while the Toyota driver was also hospitalized.
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