Rescue crews extricate driver from collision with power pole

Press release from Alachua County Fire Rescue

At approximately 10:52 p.m. last night, crews from Gainesville Fire Rescue and Alachua County Fire Rescue responded to a single vehicle versus power pole accident off of NE 39th Ave. There were two occupants in the vehicle. One adult male subject had removed himself from the vehicle prior to arrival of Fire Rescue. Another male subject, the driver, had to be extricated from the vehicle.

It took approximately two hours and 40 minutes to get the driver out because the  power had to be secured before extrication could begin. Trauma alerts were issued for both occupants, and they were transported to Shands at UF.

Alachua County Fire Rescue would like to remind everyone to wear their seatbelts and be careful when driving at night.  The wreck is under investigation.  

  • It looks like the airport fence past Copeland if you’re headed East…there’s
    No cross street on that stretch. It looks like the airport
    Fence at the end of the runway on NE 39th Blvd…
    That’s my guess.

    • No. They don’t have street lights there. It’s a section
      On 39th near DOT & lamplighter just before Copeland then..

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