Jacksonville Accident News
Jacksonville, FL – Injuries Reported in Pedestrian Accident at W Beaver St
Jacksonville, FL (November 1, 2019) – On Monday morning around 7:20 a.m., a pedestrian accident injured one person at a local Jacksonville intersection.
Police were dispatched to the intersection of West Beaver Street and Jim Wright Road, where they discovered that a man was injured while walking near the roadway. The driver of a pickup truck spotted the pedestrian and attempted to maneuver around him but was unable to avoid hitting the man. The pickup truck struck the pedestrian on the right front side.
The impact was so forceful that it cracked the windshield of the pickup truck and knocked off a mirror. The truck was being operated by an adult driver and was occupied with a minor child as the passenger. Neither people were injured.
Firefighters arrived minutes after the accident to assist the injured victim.
The male pedestrian was immediately hospitalized with serious injuries. His current condition is not known.
No other details have been released to the public at this time but the investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Pedestrian accidents happen daily in Florida. Between the years 2008 and 2017, there were 5,433 pedestrian deaths, which means that these accidents are on the rise more than ever before. Pedestrians are at risk of some of the worst injuries like spinal cord injuries, organ damage, TBIs, fractures, and more, which can lead to catastrophic results that can have a temporary or permanent impact on a victim’s life. Because the aftermath of a pedestrian accident can cause a victim to endure thousands in medical bills and miss time at work, they typically wonder how they can compensate on behalf of their damages. This is why it is important to speak with a skilled personal injury attorney in Florida.
At Sheftall & Associates, our skilled Florida accident attorneys continue to stand by the sides of victims and help them achieve full and fair compensation for a wide variety of losses. Our team will always fight aggressively on behalf of victims and help them collect reimbursement for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. If you have been injured in a burdening accident due to an at-fault party, please contact our Florida injury attorneys at (904) 638-7712 for the help you deserve.
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