Car Fatalities Are Up In Gainesville
By Gavin Johnson, WCJB TV20 News
Two UF students were involved in two serious car accidents early this morning. 20-year old Pamela Frank died around one o'clock this morning after losing control of her SUV on Northwest 34th Street. 22-year old Catherine Barclift is in critical condition after being struck by a car around eight o'clock this morning while crossing 34th Street near Radio Road.
Police officers say it's a difficult time patrolling roadways because car fatalities are up in Gainesville. Last year there were eight traffic deaths, and so far this year there have been fifteen. And officers say, they're mostly single car crashes. Sgt. Joe Raulerson, says, "Some of them have been speed related, some alcohol related, improper lane changes. it seems like it's more drivers error then it is other causes."
Police at the Gainesville Police Department say they plan to join forces with Alachua County Sheriff's Deputies and troopers with The Florida Highway Patrol to get the numbers back down.
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