Florida Woman Cited for DUI in Pedestrian Accident Causing Personal Injury in Gainesville, Florida

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pedestrian.jpgA 29-year-old Florida woman has been cited for DUI after she struck and injured three pedestrians with her car in downtown Gainesville, Florida.
Police officials say that blood-alcohol content tests for Willandra Manuel showed a level of 0.129. The legal limit for Florida DUI is .08.
The pedestrian accident happened on May 22 at 1:55 a.m. Three pedestrians — Tiffany Keller, 21, of Lake City; Alex Barron, 22, of Waldo; and Carrisa Wester, 19, of Lake City – were crossing the street in the crosswalk when they were struck by Manuel’s vehicle, which was traveling in the curb lane through the intersection.
Witnesses said that the car appeared to be going the speed limit when it hit the pedestrians in the crosswalk. Manuel told the police that she did not see the pedestrians crossing.
The three accident victims were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. One of the victims told police that the crossing light had given the pedestrians the “walk” signal even though the light was turning yellow.
Crossing a busy street can always be dangerous, but extra care should be taken when it is late at night and the chances for impaired drivers to be on the roads is greater.

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