Multiple Crashes Due To Weather Cause Traffic In Gainesville
GAINESVILLE - Drivers on I-75 north, found themselves in heavy traffic Saturday afternoon after multiple car crashes closed off parts of the highway. Drivers were forced to stop near mile marker 375 because of three separate crashes just up the road.
In the first accident a car veered off the road and struck a tree. Then just a few feet away a semi-truck lost control and jack knifed into the left lane. The last accident happened almost 800 feet away, where another truck driver struck a car and flipped over on its side blocking all three traffic lanes.
Shawn Crocker and FHP Trooper said, "The environment contributed because of the wet roads but primarily motorist need to slow down in wet conditions to avoid having crashes like this."
It took more than an hour and a half to get both trucks off the highway. While all the drivers were transported to UF Health, the truck driver which flipped over is in critical condition.
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