Ocala Fire Rescue responded to three vehicle collisions in close proximity within a few minutes on Aug. 29. One accident required firefighters to use rescue tools to free a driver.
The first crash involved two vehicles in the intersection at Southeast 17th Street and Southeast 18th Avenue. The result was an SUV coming to rest on its roof just before 12 p.m. and firefighters had to use hydraulic extrication equipment to safely remove the driver.
“The driver was fortunately wearing a seatbelt, and was transported to a local hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries,” said Battalion Chief Nick DeVita.
The two occupants of the other vehicle involved were checked by paramedics and declined transport to a hospital.
While firefighters were working at this scene, a collision was occured just south of 17th Street on Southeast 18th Avenue. Another collison happened in the 2200 block of Southeast 17th Street.
None of the collisions resulted in serious injuries.