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Green Cove Springs, FL – Fatal Pedestrian Accident on US-17

Green Cove Springs, FL (February 25, 2020) – On Monday night, February 24, Clay County authorities discovered a man was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident on US-17.

According to police, the collision took place around 10 p.m. near the area of Shedd Road.

At the time, a Dodge was traveling northbound and struck 30-year-old Oscar Jucum while he was crossing the street. The impact was so forceful that he was thrown into the median. He passed away at the scene.

The 41-year-old driver of the Dodge remained at the scene and was not injured.

An accident investigation remains ongoing at this time.

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

Pedestrian Accidents in Florida

In just ten year’s time in Florida, approximately 5,433 pedestrians were killed in horrific accidents due to negligent drivers. Florida actually has the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities in the entire country and these numbers are only expected to rise in the years to come. It can be difficult for family members to face the aftermath of a collision where a loved one has been taken from them prematurely. As such, victims are expected to seek the help of a Florida wrongful death attorney immediately.

Our dedicated attorneys at Sheftall & Associates continue to dedicate their lives to helping the victims of serious pedestrian accidents. We understand how overwhelmed family members might be feeling on both emotional and financial levels after one of these accidents and wish to offer our support. If you have lost someone close to you in an accident, please contact our law firm in Florida for more information on your options at (904) 638-7712.

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.