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Fernandina Beach, FL – Fatal DUI Accident on Duck Lake Drive

Fernandina Beach, FL (November 10, 2019) – Police claim that one woman was arrested following a fatal DUI accident on Duck Lake Drive in Nassau County.

The accident took place last night, November 9, around 9:30 p.m. as the driver of a Chevy Cobalt was leaving a party with two people in her car.  A passenger in the back seat made multiple attempts to exit the vehicle when she either jumped or fell out of the moving car.  She landed face down in the roadway.  Witnesses called 911 as the driver of the Cobalt, drove off and fled the area leaving the woman lying lifeless in the street.

When police arrived on the scene, they found the female victim bleeding out of her nose and mouth, face down in the street. The 25-year-old female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

The female driver who has since been arrested and charged DUI manslaughter, DUI involving death, and failing to immediately stop and render aid.  She has been identified as 23-year-old Ashley Collum from Yulee.

The investigation of the accident is ongoing.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Pedestrian Accidents in Florida 

In the Jacksonville area, approximately 35 pedestrian fatalities took place in 2016 alone. Hundreds were killed within the entire state of Florida in just one recent year. Many pedestrian accidents occur when drivers are not watching out for the well-being of these vulnerable parties on our roads. Families are typically placed in a difficult emotional and financial spot following a serious accident, which is why pedestrians should always speak with a skilled wrongful death attorney in their time of need.

At Sheftall & Associates, our attorneys have dedicated themselves to helping surviving family members compensate for aspects like lost wages, medical bills, funeral costs, and more. When a life is lost due to a collision, it is imperative that surviving family members have options and utilize them. Contact our Florida law firm at 904-647-2296 immediately to find out what legal options are available to you.

Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.

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.