For residents of the Gainesville area, certain roads are known to be more congested than others. However, certain stretches of local roadways may also be more dangerous. So far this year, there have been several victims of car accidents struck by vehicles on Waldo Road. Most recently, a 42-year-old woman was killed while she was crossing Waldo and 16th Avenue in a wheelchair.
The deadly auto accident happened earlier this month on a Friday night, when a Chevy Monte Carlo passing through an intersection struck two pedestrians -- the woman in the wheelchair and the 40-year-old man pushing her at the time. While the man was severely injured, a spokesman for the Gainesville Police Department (GPD) noted that he was expected to survive.