GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida student from Miami died after being struck by a car.
Police said 19-year-old Sophia Lambert died at the hospital hours after the crash on West University Avenue, which happened around 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The freshman student, along with four others, were hit by a car in the 1700 block of West University Avenue.
A subsequent investigation by Gainesville Police revealed that a Honda Civic traveling eastbound on West University Avenue and a Honda Accord traveling westbound on the same street collided as the driver of the Accord attempted to turn south. The Civic then skidded sideways, striking a pole and five pedestrians.
The driver of the Civic was taken to a local hospital.
There is now a petition to make the road where the crash happened safer.
This is the second fatality involving a UF student on the same roadway in the last two months.