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Jacksonville, FL – Child Injured in Car Crash on Buckman Bridge

Jacksonville, FL (November 2, 2019) – According to authorities, a seven-year-old child was injured in a serious car crash that took place on the Buckman Bridge in Jacksonville.

The accident took place at night and caused both the center and left lanes of the bridge to be shut down for several hours. A seven-year-old child was taken to the hospital in critical condition following the accident.

Police claim that a 34-year-old man was headed south in the outside lane.  A Honda was disabled and parked on the side of the road with its emergency flashers on. The 34-year-old driver was unable to avoid the Honda, crashing into the disabled car that was full of people. Two individuals in the Honda, including the child, were hospitalized with injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle was also taken to the hospital but is now facing charges of careless driving.

Florida Highway Patrol continues an investigation at this time.

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

Car Accidents in Florida

Over 388,000 car accidents took place on Florida roads in 2017 alone, and these accidents only continue to occur on vast levels every year. Children are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads and are prone to the worst injuries. Being injured in a serious collision due to an at-fault driver can be a challenging thing to experience on mental, physical, and financial levels. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, speaking with a Florida car accident attorney can be an extremely beneficial option.

Our skilled attorneys at Sheftall & Associates understand how difficult it can be to face the aftermath of a serious accident at the hands of another party. We believe in helping victims achieve compensation for aspects like lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. You never have to stand alone following a collision. Please contact our Florida attorneys for more information at 904-647-2296.

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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.