Five Injured In Gainesville Crash


Five people were injured, three seriously, following a three-vehicle crash in Gainesville this afternoon.

Among the injured is a woman who was ejected from her vehicle and is currently in critical condition, Gainesville Police spokesman Officer Ben Tobias wrote in an email.

At about 2 p.m., three passengers of a Honda CRV – including the woman and a 10-year-old-child – were stopped near the intersection of South Main Street and South Williston Road when a Lexus rear ended their car, Tobias said.

The collision pushed the Honda into the intersection.

Moments later, the driver of a white pickup truck traveling westbound struck the Honda, causing the woman to be ejected, Tobias said.

She was transported to UF Health Shands with critical injuries. It is unclear if the woman was wearing a seat belt.

In total, five people were transported to UF Health Shands Hospital. The child suffered minor injuries.

The names of the injured passengers have not been released.

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