Millhopper Road collision injures three

A two-vehicle collision on Millhopper Road near NW 69th Drive injured three people on Tuesday morning.
A two-vehicle collision on Millhopper Road near NW 69th Drive injured three people on Tuesday morning.
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One person was critically injured and two others are in serious condition following a two-vehicle collision on Millhopper Road Tuesday morning.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) release, a 20-year-old Gainesville man was driving a Ford Mustang eastbound on Millhopper Road (County Road 232) at 7:20 a.m. when he left his lane and collided with a 31-year-old Gainesville man driving a Chevrolet Malibu westbound on Millhopper. The crash occurred near NW 69th Drive.

The two vehicles exited the roadway following the collision.

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The Mustang driver and his passenger – a 16-year-old Gainesville man – were listed in serious condition. The Malibu driver is in critical condition. All three were wearing seatbelts.

Emergency responders transported the three to the UF Shands Hospital emergency room.

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Delilah Carlisle

So tired of the way people drive on Milhopper to NW 143rd. Tailgating, speeding, passing in no-passing zones…it’s such a beautiful drive that’s ruined by people with no patience and no common sense!

Gay Roberts

Millhopper Road is unsafe for cars, bikers, runners!

Gay Roberts

And animals!

Pete T

The road is fine, it’s drivers who are unsafe.


Um, I think they got their AM and PM mixed up – I saw the aftermath of this wreck at circa 7:20 p.m. on Monday. Unless, of course their was another Mustang that crashed there this morning, in the exact same spot.

C.J. Gish

According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, the accident occurred at 7:20 a.m. on Tuesday.

Jodi Hansen

The sheriff’s were taking pictures and marking area at 11 am
Trucks were hauling off wrecked cars when I passed a second time at 1245

Joan Cortez

I live off Millhopper. Deer are always crossing the road. People speed, tailgate, pass on double yellow line every day. There are walkers, bike riders and low bike riders put in danger. They know they can speed because no one is there to catch them. Something needs to be done. Law abiding citizens are in danger.

Karen Knott

If the section of 39th Ave between I-75 and 143ed did not have 3 school zones or if it had 4 lanes, Millhopper Road would not be so abused.

Medowbrook Elementary needs it’s entrance access off another road. And why doesn’t the road south of Jonesville Park not go through to NW 98th St?!?!


Do we know if these people survived?