Two trauma-alerted from single-vehicle accident on Newberry Road
Press release from Alachua County Fire Rescue
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – At about 11:54 p.m. last night, Alachua County Fire Rescue responded to a vehicle accident with entrapment in the 11000 block of West Newberry Rd. Upon arrival, units found a single vehicle that had hit a tree in the median.
A total of two patients were involved, with one entrapped and requiring extrication. ACFR Quint 23 and Heavy Rescue 23 quickly removed the entrapped patient and provided care to the second patient. Both patients were transported to local hospitals as Trauma Alerts. The cause of the accident is under investigation by FHP.
Alachua County Fire Rescue reminds you to drive carefully and reduce your speed when raining, and turn your headlights on when your wipers are on!
Can’t wait to see what the medical blood level of the driver is….then it’s hello SR-22 insurance and maybe a civil suit from the passenger’s family…
This is a client of mine and his son and he is a great, cautious driver. I’m sure speed was not a factor. He was bringing his Dad to the ER. So maybe u should keep ur comments to urself if u do not know facts.
Jodi, I too hope and pray for the families.
This doesn’t appear to be your average fender bender as the motor and a wheel was totally separated from the car.
The driver could have dropped something, like a cell phone, and in an instant, wham, you’re off the road.
Tragic and could happen to anyone!
How dare you to presume you know what happened what’s needed? Is prayer not nastiness!!
There’s no damn way that you can look at that picture and tell me speed was not a factor, all these Dale Earnhardt’s wannabes out here With these fast cars are finding out what happens when you wreck and how mangled up your body is afterwards if you’re fortunate enough to live.
This is a client of mine and his son and he is a great, cautious driver. I’m sure speed was not a factor. He was bringing his Dad to the ER. So maybe u should keep ur comments to urself if u do not know facts
That wreckage is nowhere near consistent with a collision 💥 at the posted speed limit in that area of Newberry Road. Sorry Jodi, although I wish you and your client the very best.
Were you there? Just pray, don’t judge.
This is so sad. My prayers are with this family and I know them personally.
I wish the occupants the best. However, Jodi, you get on us here in a weak attempt at damage control. The comments section says “comments”. What I typed above are my comments, period. I truly hope you are not legal counsel, using u and urself. If you were my lawyer I’d fire you in a second.
Everyone here with their negative bs comments need to keep them to themselves. The speed limit in that area is 50mph with state law allowing 4mph faster or slower. So that being said 54mph that collision is consistent with that speed. Perhaps you should read up on crash forensics. If vehicle braked or hydroplaned it would pickup speed since it would have lost contact with the road surface, therefore damage beyond what most people would normally expect is possible and consistent with what we see. Alcohol is very unlikely.
That 50 mph limit is under ideal conditions. I have been doing collision repair for 30 years, and that car was going above 80 at the time of impact, so 90 + before impact. And yeah, I have BMW, and Mercedes factory training on crash analysis.