Jacksonville, FL – 2 Killed in Fatal Collision on Buckman BridgeSheftall Law
Jacksonville, FL (February 27, 2020) – Around 1:15 p.m. yesterday afternoon, February 26, two people were killed in a fatal collision on Buckman Bridge in Jacksonville.
The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed that all southbound lanes of the highway were closed down for almost three hours but were reopened by 4 p.m. after the accident.
The crash took place between a Toyota Prius and a Ford F-150. The Prius was stopped in the right lane of the highway having mechanical issues when the Ford rear-ended it. They both caught on fire.
There were two people in the Prius who lost their lives at the scene of the accident. The driver of the pickup truck, a 41-year-old man, was taken to the hospital with injuries but is expected to be okay.
Charges are pending and the investigation continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Fatal Accidents in Florida
Fatal accidents occur for many reasons on Florida roadways. In fact, in just one year’s time within the entire state, approximately 2,947 people were killed in these serious accidents due to the negligence of others. These collisions occur for many reasons including distractions, speeding, intoxication, and many other reasons. If you have lost a loved one in an accident that was not their fault, you should be prepared to speak with a Florida wrongful death attorney.
At Sheftall & Associates, our accident attorneys have decades of experience assisting victims on their path toward compensation. These accidents have devastating consequences for family members on emotional and financial levels. You have a right to compensation for aspects like lost wages, pain and suffering, funeral costs, and more. Please contact our law firm in Florida for more information at 904-647-2296.
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