Jacksonville, FL – Bicycle Accident with Injuries on Union StSheftall Law
Jacksonville, FL (December 30, 2019) – Around 8 p.m. last night, December 29, a serious bicycle accident with injuries took place on Union Street in Jacksonville.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department arrived at the scene of the accident, which took place right before the end of the Jaguars game. Police found that the bicyclist rode into the street headed east on Union Street and had a green light.
One vehicle swerved out of the way but the vehicle behind him was unable to stop in time and struck the bicyclist.
The 41-year-old bicyclist was immediately taken to UF health where he underwent surgery for his injuries.
The driver stayed at the scene of the collision and has been cooperating with the police.
Police closed down the roadway for a short period of time and continue to investigate the circumstances of the collision.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in Florida
Florida experiences a higher instance of bicycle accidents than many states across the U.S. Approximately 5.7 deaths occur out of every million people in Florida when it comes to these accidents, and many more will receive injuries. Being faced with the damages in the aftermath of a bicycle accident can be a challenging thing to face on your own, which is why you should always speak with a bicycle accident attorney in Florida as you move forward.
At Sheftall & Associates, our accident attorneys understand how overwhelmed you might be feeling after a bicycle accident that was the fault of another party. Because bicyclists have few protections from harm, they might wonder what options are available for them after they have been hurt by another party. Please contact our Florida accident attorneys at 904-647-2296 for more information on your options moving forward.
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