Jacksonville Accident News
Jacksonville, FL – Update: Fatal Pedestrian Accident on FL-15
Jacksonville, FL (March 10, 2020) – Around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, a fatal pedestrian accident took place on FL-15. Now, the victim, a woman, has since been identified by police.
The mother of four, Shekeida Sherman, was out celebrating her 40th birthday when she was struck by a hit-and-run driver. The accident took place in front of the LaVilla Sportsman Club.
According to police, the collision took place in the same area of the roadway where six deadly hit-and-runs have allegedly taken place in the past four years.
Sherman was walking across the lanes of traffic toward the club and almost made it to the parking lot when the sedan struck her.
At this time, the investigation into the responsible driver continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties in Florida who are prone to some of the worst harm in the midst of an accident. In 2016, it was reported that approximately 35 pedestrians lost their lives in Jacksonville alone due to these horrific accidents. Losing somebody close to you in a pedestrian accident can have a massive impact on your life, which is why you should always speak with a wrongful death attorney if you have lost a loved one.
At Sheftall & Associates, our accident attorneys are completely dedicated to assisting those in need after a life-altering accident. These accidents can be overwhelming on emotional and financial levels. If you have suffered the loss of somebody closest to you and wonder how you can compensate, please contact our law firm at (904) 638-7712 for more information on your legal options.
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