Gainesville, FL (December 24, 2020) - One person was killed and another suffered serious injuries after a crash in Gainesville on Tuesday, December 22nd. The accident took place around 5:40 p.m. in the 1100 block of SW Archer Road.
According to Lt. Patrick Riordan of the Florida Highway Patrol, a 2001 green GMC pickup, a 2000 white Ford pickup, and a 2017 white Acura collided with one another. The exact cause of the crash has not been released at this time. One person was killed but it is not clear in which vehicle the deceased victim was riding. One other person was taken to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. Troopers have not released any information on additional injuries and it is not clear if charges are expected to be filed.
The road remained closed for over four hours while the crash was investigated. There is no word on additional charges at this time and no further details are available.
According to statistics, there are about 400,000 reported car accidents in Florida each year. From this number, approximately 250,000 injuries and more than 3,000 deaths are reported. These numbers make Florida one of the most dangerous states in the nation for motorists and their passengers. Due to the prevalence of negligent drivers on our roadways, it is important to use care and caution when traveling at all times.
We wish to offer our condolences to the family who lost their loved one in this Gainesville car accident. We also hope that the other injured victims are able to make a complete recovery.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals and families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases or personal injury that are relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility for the tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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