2 injured in 2-vehicle crash south of Alachua

ACFR crews extricated two people involved in an accident at NW 78th Avenue and Country Road 235 on Monday.
ACFR crews extricated two people involved in an accident at NW 78th Avenue and Country Road 235 on Monday. (Courtesy of ACFR)
Courtesy of ACFR

Alachua County Fire Rescue (ACFR) crews extricated two people involved in a collision south of Alachua on Tuesday morning.

According to an ACFR release, the accident occurred at the intersection of NW 78th Avenue and County Road 235 at 6:40 a.m.

A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) release stated a 28-year-old Trenton man was driving a 2006 Ford pickup east on NW 78th Avenue, approached the CR 235 intersection and ran the stop sign. A 66-year-old Gainesville woman driving an SUV north on NW 78th Avenue when she was struck by the pickup, causing the pickup to travel off the roadway where it overturned on the east shoulder of CR 235.

The ACFR release stated that the pickup driver was removed with minor extrication and no injuries, while a trauma alert was issued for the other person extricated and the patient was transported to UF Shands Hospital. The Gainesville woman was in serious condition, according to FHP.

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Editor’s note: This story was updated with information from the Florida Highway Patrol.

ACFR extricated two people from a two-vehicle accident south of Alachua on Monday.
Courtesy of ACFR ACFR extricated two people from a two-vehicle accident south of Alachua on Monday.

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