Press release from Alachua County Fire Rescue
Alachua County Fire Rescue and Gainesville Fire Rescue responded to a single vehicle accident on SW 75th Street just south of Archer Road at 1:26 p.m. today. The vehicle was traveling north at a high rate of speed when it left the road and struck a tree. The driver of the vehicle had to be extricated and was transported to Shands as a trauma alert. He was the only occupant. The force of the impact was so great that the engine and both driver’s side wheels were ripped from the vehicle and came to rest several feet away. The cause of the accident is under investigation by FHP.