Cooper City Woman's SUV Flips Several Times After Hitting Gator

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 34-year-old lawyer Jennifer Rosinski of Cooper City lost control after hitting the alligator, and the car flipped over multiple times.

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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.

Rosinski couldn't believe it. She told the paper she first thought a fox had run in front her vehicle.

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"I've never been in a significant accident before, and the first one I'm in is car vs. alligator!''

Florida Fish and Wildlife arrived on scene and removed the deceased alligator. 

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