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Jacksonville, FL – Fatal Bicycle Crash at Parrish Cemetery Rd Intersection

Jacksonville, FL (November 8, 2019) – This evening, one person was killed in a fatal bicycle crash at a local intersection that involved a passenger vehicle.

According to authorities with the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash took place at the intersection of Normandy Boulevard and Parrish Cemetery Road. The crash blocked the northbound lanes of Normandy.

Police are not sure of the circumstances leading to the collision but have said that the bicyclist and the passenger vehicle both entered the intersection simultaneously, resulting in the crash.

The victim has not yet been identified. At this time, the investigation continues.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased cyclist at this time.

Bicycle Accidents in Florida 

On average, Florida experiences approximately 110 bicycle fatalities in just one year’s time. This puts Florida near the top of the list for states in the U.S. with the most bicycle fatalities. Bicyclists have few protections from harm due to the fact that motor vehicles are much larger than them. In many of these cases, victims lose their lives due to the negligence of other parties. Families might be left to deal with the aftermath of an accident, which is why it is imperative for them to speak with a skilled bicycle accident attorney as soon as possible.

At Sheftall & Associates, our accident attorneys have used our experience to protect the legal rights of accident victims. We have also helped families maximize their recovery after they have lost somebody closest to them. We provide knowledge that you cannot find elsewhere and continue to assist victims and their families through every step of the process. Please contact our Florida attorneys at (904) 638-7712 to find out what legal options are available to you.

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.