Sheriff's Deputy One of Two Victims Injured in Series of Car Crashes
Two men are facing serious charges after causing two separate crashes...one involving an Alachua County sheriff's deputy.
Around midnight on Saturday, a car driven by 21-year-old William Torres-Ceron was heading down SW Williston Road when it smashed into a van, ejecting 24-year-old Lisa Childers.
A white Escalade driven by Ceron's brother, Hector, was following behind and quickly sped off after Ceron jumped in.
While racing away from the accident, the Escalade jumped a curb and went airborne, landing on Alachua County Deputy Matthew Bugg's squad car.
Both Childers and Bugg were taken to Shands with serious injuries. Both are now in stable condition.
"Anytime one of our local law enforcement brothers or sisters gets critically injured, it affects us no differently as if it were one our own," said Gainesville Police Department spokeswoman, Cpl. Angelina Valuri. "We are definitely keeping Deputy Bugg, his family and the ASO in our thoughts and we wish Bugg a quick and speedy recovery."
Hector and Ceron were taken to Shands with serious injuries.
The brothers have been charged with fleeing the scene of an accident and driving with a suspended license. They could face more charges as the investigation continues.
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