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Thursday, March 04, 2021
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Motorcyclist involved in Saturday night crash near UF in ‘serious condition,’ GPD says

<p>Motorcyclist involved in Saturday night crash near UF in ‘serious condition,’ GPD says. (Zachariah Chou / Alligator Staff)</p>

Motorcyclist involved in Saturday night crash near UF in ‘serious condition,’ GPD says. (Zachariah Chou / Alligator Staff)

A male motorcyclist is in serious condition at UF Health Shands Hospital after a crash with a car at the intersection of University Avenue and Northwest 15th Street Saturday evening, according to the Gainesville Police Department. 

GPD officers were called to the scene at 7:40 p.m. They blocked off Southwest 13th Street westbound to the intersection of University Avenue and Northwest 15th Street. The roads reopened about three hours later.

GPD hasn’t yet identified the motorcyclist or whether he’s a UF student, officer Mike West said. The motorcycle’s license plate appeared to be from Colorado, based on photographs from the scene. 

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Motorcyclist involved in Saturday night crash near UF in ‘serious condition,’ GPD says. (Zachariah Chou / Alligator Staff)

West said he doesn’t know who was driving the car, how many people were in it or if they were injured.  

Police cars began leaving at 10 p.m. as passersby gazed at the blood and glass on the street. By 10:30 p.m., the scene simmered down to only a few police cars.

Crime scene investigation units are working the case, West said, adding that GPD is still investigating the crash. Any charges will be decided at a later date.

Motorcyclist involved in Saturday night crash near UF in ‘serious condition,’ GPD says. (Zachariah Chou / Alligator Staff)

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Asta Hemenway

Asta Hemenway is a third-year senior majoring in Journalism. Born in Tallahassee, she grew up Senegalese American. When she’s not writing or doing school, she loves watching Netflix and Tiktok in her spare time. 


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