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Jacksonville, FL – Car Accident on Atlantic Blvd in Front of BJ’s Wholesale

Jacksonville Beach, FL – DUI Accident at First St Restaurant

Jacksonville Beach, FL (December 10, 2019) – On Sunday night, December 8, a serious DUI accident took place at a restaurant on First Street that left several parties with injuries.

The accident took place around 11 p.m. when 45-year-old William Halford was trying to back a friend’s golf cart out of a parking space but accidentally propelled the vehicle forward. Allegedly, the man thought that he was in reverse.

There were multiple people inside the Mango’s Beach Bar restaurant and three were injured due to the collision. One received the worst of the injuries and was pinned between the golf cart and the bar. The other two victims still have pain due to the accident but are expected to be okay.

Officers immediately noticed that Halford was intoxicated due to the accident, as he had slurred speech and was swaying when he was talking to them. He was charged with DUI and property damage with personal injury.

The accident remains under investigation at this time.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

DUI Accidents in Florida

In 2017 alone, over 5,000 alcohol-related accidents occurred in the entire state of Florida. Though many of these will not lead to injuries, others cause catastrophic damages to those involved and can even lead to fatalities in the worst cases. Facing the aftermath of a DUI accident can be a challenging time and leave victims with a variety of questions. These accidents can be physically, emotionally, and financially daunting, which is why it is essential to have a car accident attorney on your side.

At Sheftall & Associates, we understand how quickly the bills can pile up after a serious collision. Suddenly, you are faced with medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, and many other aspects that you may not be able to account for on your own. Because of this, you should have a skilled legal advocate on your side willing to fight for your rights every step of the way. Please contact our attorneys in Florida at 904-647-2296 for the help you deserve.

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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.