ALACHUA ‒ One person has been sent to Shands Hospital for trauma treatment after an early Wednesday morning accident in Alachua.

At 5:20 a.m., crews from Alachua County Fire Rescue were dispatched to a report of a vehicle accident with entrapment at A-1 Towing located at 14515 Peggy Road in Alachua.

Crews arrived on scene to find a single vehicle that had gone through the chain link fence and came to rest on its side, inside of the A-1 Towing property. The severely damaged vehicle was entwined in the severed fencing and lodged between stored vehicles at the tow yard.

Alachua Police report that they had just clocked the vehicle driving at a very high rate of speed. Crews stabilized the vehicle and cut the roof removing the driver. The driver was the only person in the vehicle and was transported to Shands as a trauma alert.

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