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Jacksonville, FL – Child Struck in Pedestrian Accident at Hillman Dr

Jacksonville, FL (March 21, 2020) – According to police, a child was struck in a serious pedestrian accident at a Jacksonville intersection this afternoon.

According to police, the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department truck hit the child at the intersection of Hillman Drive and 103rd Street.

Surveillance videos were viewed showing a young girl walking on the sidewalk with two friends. The girls got scared when a dog started chasing after them, which is when the victim quickly crossed the street.

The truck struck the girl but it allegedly did not have its sirens on at the time.

The girl was identified only as an 8-year-old who remains in the hospital at this time. Her condition is not known.

Police continue their investigation into the accident.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Pedestrian Accidents in Florida

Between the years 2008 and 2017, it was reported that approximately 5,433 pedestrian fatalities occurred in Florida and tens of thousands were hospitalized in these horrific collisions. Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads due to the fact that they have few protections from harm. Being injured in one of these accidents might have a huge impact on every aspect of your life, which is why you should speak with a skilled Florida personal injury attorney immediately.

At Sheftall & Associates, our attorneys understand how difficult the aftermath of a collision can be and the impact it can have on your life. We will help you gain compensation for aspects like lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and many other aspects. If you have been harmed in an accident that is not your fault, please contact our attorneys in Florida at 904-647-2296 for the help you deserve.

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.