Car Strikes Group of Five University of Florida Students – Killing One

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Posted: January 18, 2021

A car crash involving an automobile and five pedestrians on Saturday night left one of the pedestrians dead and four injured.  

WCJB.com reports that the group was struck by a Honda Civic that went off the road while traveling on University Avenue, first striking a pole and then hitting the group of five University of Florida students.

The collision killed 19-year-old Sophia Lambert and left the four other students hospitalized.

Three of the students have now been released from the hospital, while the fourth is still being treated.

The driver of the Civic was also hospitalized and subsequently released.

In a statement, Gainesville Police Dept. spokesperson Graham Glover  said “I am certain that everyone in Gainesville And UF would share that as well and I am confident that our investigators detectives will be able to find out what happened and hopefully we can get to the bottom of this very soon.”

Police have not filed charges and are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash. Meanwhile, University of Florida students have reportedly started a petition aimed at convincing authorities to make University Ave. safer.

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