18 Cars Crash on I-75 in Alachua County
ALACHUA COUNTY - The rain continues to pour down on North Central Florida, as mother nature causes uncertain conditions, especially on our roadways.
This rain caused numerous crashes throughout the day.
It took a little over an hour for workers to clear the scene of one accident - just the sheer amount of vehicles in three separate crashes back to back caused backs ups on I-75.
Sgt. Tracy Pace from the Florida Highway Patrol told us around noon today traffic was completely stopped on I-75 northbound, three miles north of 39th Avenue.
Troopers were not allowing cars by as the scene was cleaned up.
Sgt. Pace says it was a scene that was caused by carelessness - "there was a vehicle driving too fast for the conditions of today with all the rain and this particular vehicle started this entire chain reaction."
It was a chain reaction that caused a total of 18 cars to crash one into each other.
Sgt. Pace says there were several people who went to the hospital, but none of them had life- threatening injuries.
There were no fatalities either.
Sgt. Pace added that there were a total of seven major crashes in Alachua County today, and if at all possible you should avoid the highway there for a few more hours.
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