Gainesville, FL (May 21, 2021) - A 61-year-old man and a 63-year-old woman were involved in a major accident in Gainesville on Thursday, May 20th. The crash happened on Southwest 122nd Street at the intersection with Southwest 24th Avenue.
The Florida Highway Patrol was called to the scene just after the accident happened. According to a report from troopers, the 61-year-old man was driving an SUV westbound on SW 24th when he attempted to turn left onto SW 122nd. As he turned, the man's vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer. The 61-year-old man died and his 63-year-old female passenger suffered serious injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital. The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries. The identities of those involved have not been released at this time.
Troopers continue to investigate the crash. There is no further information available.
Fatal crashes in Florida happen approximately once every three hours. Truck accidents are more likely to result in serious and catastrophic outcomes simply due to the power and force of a collision with a commercial vehicle compared to a smaller passenger vehicle.
We would like to offer our condolences to those affected by this Gainesville truck accident.
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