Jacksonville Accident News
Jacksonville, FL – Fatal Truck Accident on I-10 Involving Child
Jacksonville, FL (January 8, 2020) – On Wednesday night, January 7, a fatal truck accident on I-10 took the life of a 10-year-old boy in Jacksonville.
The crash allegedly took place when a tractor-trailer drove across the median of the highway, just east of Highway 301, when it flipped on its side and slid in front of a van carrying a family.
The Florida Highway Patrol said that 10-year-old Eli Warren and his mother Releia were headed west around 8 p.m. in the west lane of the highway. Troopers claim that a tractor-trailer entered into the grass median and overturned. It slid into a westbound lane and struck the Honda van.
Eli was tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. His mother was trapped and had to be extricated by officials. She was flown to a local hospital with serious injuries.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was identified as Anthony Lumpkin who was charged for the accident.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Accidents in Florida
Though truck accidents are not as common as other types of accidents, they still occur for many reasons on our roads. Over 2,947 fatal accidents take place every year on Florida roads due to the negligence of others. These accidents commonly occur due to driver distractions, drunk driving, speeding, and many other related reasons. The aftermath of a car accident can be a difficult thing to face, especially if you have lost somebody close to you. This is why you should always speak with a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
At Sheftall & Associates, our skilled attorneys have decades of experience handling claims for victims and helping them through these life-altering times. We will help to get the compensation that you deserve for things like lost wages, funeral costs, medical bills, and more. If your loved one has sustained fatal injuries in an accident that was caused by the careless, reckless or negligent actions of another driver please contact us as soon as possible to find out if you have the right to pursue a claim. Please contact our law firm in Florida at (904) 638-7712 for more information on your rights moving forward.
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