Jacksonville, FL – Fatal Bicycle Accident on Duval RdSheftall Law
Jacksonville, FL (November 2, 2019) – Around 1:45 a.m. this morning, police responded to the scene of a fatal bicycle accident on Duval Road that took the life of one victim.
The accident took place on Duval Road not far from the Jacksonville International Airport. The accident was deemed a hit-and-run, as police discovered the body of the bicyclist but the driver who hit him was nowhere in sight.
There were no witnesses to the hit-and-run so police are not yet sure of the circumstances leading up to the accident. They are still searching for the driver and working to identify the pedestrian.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Bicycle Accidents in Florida
Florida ranks first in bicycle fatalities with 5.7 deaths per every million people. In just one year’s time, over 110 bicycle-related fatalities will occur due to the negligence of drivers. When drivers are not paying close attention to our roads, it can lead to an unexpected accident in the blink of an eye. Losing a loved one is a difficult thing for a family to experience, especially when they do not know what options are available for them. With the help of a Florida wrongful death attorney, victims can move forward.
When a person passes away due to the wrongful acts of another party, a family is able to file a wrongful death claim on their behalf. These claims can help families compensate for lost wages, medical bills, funeral costs, and more. At Sheftall & Associates, our skilled wrongful death attorneys have stood by the sides of many victims of serious collisions and helped them gain compensation for their losses. We understand that grieving while navigating the legal system can be stressful and traumatic. Please contact our skilled law firm at 904-647-2296 for more information on your claim.
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