Jacksonville, FL – Fatal Accident Involving Pedestrian on US-1Sheftall Law
Jacksonville, FL (January 3, 2020) – This afternoon, one person died in a fatal accident involving a pedestrian on US-1 in Jacksonville when a vehicle overturned.
Police did not comment on the exact circumstances of the collision but said that an SUV overturned on the roadway, causing a victim to be thrown from the vehicle. The person was allegedly struck by a passing vehicle.
The victim was lying in the middle of the southbound lanes when they were struck. Police claim that they were pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.
Four hours after the collision, police finally reopened all lanes of the road. They continue to investigate the accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Approximately 35 pedestrians lost their lives in 2016 accidents in Jacksonville and hundreds more throughout the entire state of Florida. Many negligent drivers cause these accidents every year when they are not paying close attention to our roads. Because pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads, they are prone to some of the worst harm. It is essential that family members speak with a wrongful death attorney in Florida as soon as possible.
At Sheftall & Associates, our skilled and dedicated attorneys continue to assist numerous families each year due to the negligence of others. We understand that you might be feeling overwhelmed on emotional and financial levels after you have suffered such enormous losses. If you have lost a loved one and wonder where to turn after a collision, please contact our accident attorneys at 904-647-2296 for more information on your rights moving forward.
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