One person in critical condition after 3-vehicle crash involving RTS bus

Press release from Alachua County Fire Rescue

Around 6:00 p.m. this evening, units from Alachua County Fire Rescue (ACFR) and Gainesville Fire Rescue responded to a report of vehicle accident on West Newberry Road in front of Hobby Lobby. Upon arrival, units found a 3-vehicle accident with one patient that was entrapped. One vehicle involved was an RTS bus, but no passengers were on the bus at the time of the accident. One patient had to be cut out of the vehicle using the jaws of life. The patient was in critical condition and was transported to Shands trauma center. Two other patients on scene were evaluated but not transported to the hospital. ACFR would like to remind all drivers to remain alert and to obey all traffic laws.