Gainesville Fire Rescue extracts trapped driver from overturned vehicle in two-car crash

Gainesville Fire Rescue responded to several 911 calls regarding a two-car motor vehicle crash Wednesday morning.

Bystanders reported that one person was entrapped inside of their vehicle near the intersection of NW 16th Avenue and NW 22nd Street. GFR units Engine 5, Ladder Truck 8, Ladder Truck 1, and District 1 responded along with Alachua County Fire Rescue Transport 35. GFR Engine 5 arrived on scene within minutes of being dispatched and confirmed one vehicle had rolled over on its side with one person entrapped.

GFR District 1 Chief Cary Williams arrived on the scene and established incident command. GFR Ladder Truck 8, along with Ladder Truck 1, began extricating a conscious and alert female driver from the vehicle. Crews were able to free her from the car within 17 minutes of the initial call.

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ACFR Transport Rescue 35 transported the driver to Shands with non-life-threatening injuries. The 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.


Photos courtesy of Gainesville Fire Rescue.

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