Gainesville man involved in Gilchrist County fatal accident
Staff report from Florida Highway Patrol release
TRENTON, Fla. – A 46-year-old Tampa man was killed today in a collision with a cement truck in Gilchrist County.
At about 4 p.m. today, the Tampa man was driving westbound on SR 26 near the intersection with CR 307, west of Trenton, in a Nissan Rogue. A 27-year-old Gainesville man was driving a cement truck eastbound on SR 26 when the Tampa man passed a vehicle that was directly in front of him. As he was passing, he drove into the path of the cement truck and a head-on collision occurred. After the initial collision, the cement truck overturned. The Tampa man was pronounced deceased at the scene. According to the release, the driver of the cement truck was not injured.
This accident is the 3rd or 4th I know of in the last 10 years. The streach of 26 from the elementary school up to the prison is easy to speed through and misjudge an oncoming vehicle’s distance.My condolences to the family of the deceased man.
And I’ll be praying for the truck driver. I’m sure he is traumatized as well.
How can one not see a cement truck? It’s not like they’re small or easily hidden. The deceased was not very patient and although the road does not appear to have lines depicting a “no passing” zone, drivers are still responsible for ensuring it’s safe when making a pass within a designated passing zone.
Someone lost a family member for some reason that could have, and should have been avoidable.
In the end, someone else proving Newton’s 2nd Law works.