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UF Student Dies after the Fatal Crash on West University Avenue

Alachua County, FL
UF Student Dies after the Fatal Crash on West University Avenue

Accident Summary

A University of Florida student has died and four others were injured after two cars collided on West University Avenue Saturday evening.
DateJanuary 16, 2021
LocationWest University Avenue, Gainesville, Alachua County, FL
TypeTwo cars Collide

About 7:30 PM. On Saturday, five pedestrians stood at the intersection of Northwest 17th Street and 1700 West University Avenue when the Honda Civic collided with an eastbound Honda Accord, police said, on Northwest 17th Street. In an attempt to turn left the Honda Civic rolled and hit a pole and five pedestrians, all UF cadets.

The Gainesville Police Department responded around 7:30 p.m. to the crash at West University Avenue and Northwest 17th Street, near UF’s Fletcher Hall.

According to the Police Department, the pedestrians and the driver of the Civic were taken to area hospitals. Later that night, one of the pedestrians — a 19-year-old from Miami — died, police said.

A Note from Attorney Mangal:

If any nearby person or vehicle were injured/damaged as a result of the driver’s negligence, there would likely be a valid personal injury claim.

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