Florida woman hits 9-foot alligator on I-75

'Are you kidding me?' woman says after crash

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SARASOTA, Fla. - A mother of four escaped serious injury when her SUV hit a 9-foot alligator crossing Interstate 75.

The Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release that lawyer Jennifer Rosinski, 34, 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.

Lt. Gregory S. Bueno told the Palm Beach Post 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 versus alligator. Are you kidding me?”

 

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