Jacksonville Accident News
St. Augustine, FL – Monica Long Killed in Pedestrian Crash on International Golf Pkwy
St. Augustine, FL (March 20, 2020) – Early this morning around 5 a.m., a 71-year-old woman identified as Monica Long was struck and killed in a pedestrian crash on the International Golf Parkway.
The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of the accident where they found that she had been struck in the westbound lanes of the roadway by a vehicle that then fled the scene.
Police confirmed that she was walking somewhere alongside the highway when she was struck by the vehicle. Police are attempting to use forensic and video evidence to catch the driver responsible for striking her. Based on the evidence, the vehicle will have severe front-end damages.
The crash closed down a portion of the roadway following the accident but lanes have since reopened.
The investigation into the accident is currently ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Pedestrians lose their lives every week in Florida, where pedestrians are most at risk for serious harm. In just 2016 alone, it was estimated that 35 pedestrians lost their lives in Jacksonville accidents while hundreds more were killed throughout the entirety of the state. Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident can have a huge impact on your life. Because of this, victims are urged to speak with a wrongful death attorney in Florida immediately.
At Sheftall & Associates, our skilled attorneys are here to assist family members after one of the most devastating and overwhelming times in their life. We will assess your claim and help you gain compensation for lost wages, funeral costs, surgery costs, and more. Please contact our accident attorneys at (904) 638-7712 for more information on your legal options moving forward.
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