ACFR extricates driver after crash

Crashed Honda Civic
Alachua County Fire Rescue had to use the "Jaws of Life" and other extrication tools to free a driver who crashed into a tree on Friday.
Courtesy of ACFR
Crashed Honda Civic
Courtesy of ACFR

A one-car accident required the “Jaws of Life” to free a trapped driver Friday afternoon, according to Alachua County Fire Rescue.

The accident took place in rainy conditions south of Archer at 4:30 p.m. Friday. ACFR reported that the crash occurred in the 14500 block of State Road 45, where an unidentified driver slid off the roadway and struck a tree.

Photos show significant damage to the vehicle, a silver Honda Civic.

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In addition to ACFR, the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene.

ACFR did not disclose the nature of injuries to the driver, but it said the person was transported “to a local trauma center.”

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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