Two-car wreck closes SW 34th Street


Published: Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 10:55 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 10:55 p.m.

A two-vehicle crash in which both drivers spun off into the woods near Southwest 39th Boulevard left Southwest 34th Street closed off for more than an hour Sunday evening.

One driver was in and out of consciousness after the collision, said Sgt. Fernando Zaragoza with the Gainesville Police Department. The driver was transported to UF Health Shands Hospital but was in stable condition with no life-threatening injuries Sunday night.

The other driver did not sustain any serious injuries, Zaragoza said.

Southwest 34th Street was blocked off after the accident as a precaution.

“When we think it might be a possible traffic homicide, even if the person dies five days later from their injuries, then we treat it like a crime scene,” Zaragoza said.

The accident occurred around 8 p.m. Sunday when both drivers were headed northbound on Southwest 34th Street, Zaragoza said.

The cars collided, sending one into the trees off the northbound side while the other vehicle jumped the median, drove over three southbound lanes and ended up in the woods on the other side of 34th Street.

The road barrier was expected to be removed late Sunday night.

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