Jacksonville Accident News
Jacksonville, FL – 2 Injured in Tractor-Trailer Crash at Edgewood Ave
Jacksonville, FL (January 30, 2020) – Around 10 a.m. yesterday morning, January 29, police responded to the scene of a tractor-trailer crash at a Jacksonville intersection.
The collision allegedly injured two paramedics, who were sent to the hospital for treatment. The accident took place when a rescue unit was struck by a tractor-trailer at the intersection of Edgewood Avenue New Kings Road.
The unit, which belonged to Jacksonville Fire-Rescue, was on an emergency run with lights and sirens when a truck entered into the intersection, colliding with it.
The paramedics were hospitalized but they are expected to be okay. The ambulance was badly damaged and spun until it rolled onto its side.
The investigation into the accident continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Florida
In 2016, it was reported that approximately 41,000 truck accidents took place on Florida roadways. Many of these accidents lead to catastrophic damages due to the fact that trucks are so much larger than other vehicles. These accidents tend to take place due to driver distractions, drowsy driving, and speeding to meet deadlines. It is essential that a victim understands that they have rights during this difficult time. It is imperative to speak with a Florida truck accident attorney.
At Sheftall & Associates, our skilled attorneys have assisted victims during one of the most difficult times in their lives. You have the right to a large settlement for aspects like lost wages, medical bills, and more. If you have been harmed and you know that another party is at fault, please contact our law firm at (904) 638-7712 for the help you deserve.
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