Jacksonville Accident News
Jacksonville, FL – Hit-and-Run Bicycle Accident on Florida A1A
Jacksonville, FL (January 26, 2020) – On Saturday evening, January 25th, a hit-and-run bicycle accident took place on Florida A1A in Jacksonville that led to serious injuries.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of the accident around 6:20 p.m. After the bicyclist struck by a driver, the driver got out of their vehicle but got back in and drove off when they saw an officer pulling up to the scene.
The officer got back in their vehicle and they were able to catch up to the driver a few blocks away. The driver was ultimately arrested. He is now facing multiple charges including fleeing the scene of the accident.
The bicyclist was hospitalized locally with serious injuries. When police last checked, he was in life-threatening condition.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in Florida
Florida experiences a number of bicycle accidents that are higher than many other states within the U.S. In fact, according to research, approximately 5.7 deaths occur out of every million people in Florida when it comes to bicycle accidents. Others are hospitalized with serious injuries such as broken bones and brain injuries. If you have been injured in one of these accidents, it is imperative that you seek the immediate help of a bicycle accident attorney.
Our attorneys at Sheftall & Associates understand that you are likely feeling overwhelmed after an accident that was not your fault. Bicyclists have few protections from harm, which means that these accidents are more likely to be catastrophic than many other accidents on our roads. We will help you understand the options that are available for you at this time. Please contact our law firm in Florida at (904) 638-7712.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Jacksonville and broader Florida community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. You should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.