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'Are you kidding me?' says woman who hit alligator on I-75

May 18, 2017 07:35 PM

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A driver escaped serious injury when her SUV hit a 9-foot alligator crossing Interstate 75 in Florida.

The Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release that 34-year-old lawyer Jennifer Rosinski of Cooper City lost control after hitting the alligator, and the car flipped over multiple times. She somehow escaped with bruises and a cut under her right eye. The alligator wasn't so lucky.

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Lt. Gregory S. Bueno told the Palm Beach Post (http://pbpo.st/2ruOC1a ) that crashes involving alligators are rare along that stretch of I-75 in southwest Florida.

Rosinsky couldn't believe it. She told the paper she first thought a fox had run in front her vehicle. She said: "I've never been in a significant accident before, and the first one I'm in is car vs. alligator!"

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Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, http://www.pbpost.com

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