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Two seriously injured in crash on NE 23rd Avenue

Press release from Gainesville Fire Rescue

At 7:52 a.m. on July 6, the Combined Communications Center (CCC) paged out Gainesville Fire Rescue (GFR) Engine 5, Ladder truck 1, Heavy Squad 1, District Chief 1, along with ACFR Rescue 34 and Rescue 35 to an MVA at NE 2nd St/ NE 23rd Ave. On scene, GFR Heavy Rescue Squad 1 advised a two-car crash with one patient entrapped.

GFR District 1 (Cary Williams) arrived on the scene and established incident command. GFR units Ladder truck 1 and SQ1 began extricating the patient out of the vehicle upon arrival. Due to the vehicle’s significant damage, it took crews 12 minutes to free the patient out of the car. A total of two patients were transported to Shands by ACFR Transport Rescues 34 and 35 with life-threatening injuries. Gainesville police department is investigating the cause of the accident.

Gainesville Fire Rescue would like to remind drivers to look both ways before entering busy roadways, obey all traffic laws, and always wear your seatbelts.

  • I’m hearing reports that some vaccinated people are suffering serious side-effects long after the jab including tremors and loss of consciousness…sometimes while driving. Others are developing behavioral anomalies and prone to engage in physical confrontations and road rage. Keep your eyes open for the ZOMBIES.

  • This location is very dangerous; PLEASE make traffic law adjustments or signage here

  • Hopefully those involved in the accident will survive and not have long term injuries or disabilities. Just another example that accidents also happen east of Main Street and yet city and county leadership continue their hypocrisy regarding healthcare facilities and other urban sprawl on the western side of the county.

    Commissioner Arreola would instead like to put focus on “high rises” in Gainesville. Just another example of what an idiot he is. The only thing that should be inspected is whether he and his cohorts have the intelligence to keep making decisions for the community.

  • That is a very dangerous intersection. Speed limits are definitely not followed. My mother lost her life in this crash and it’s tragic for our entire family.

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