Jacksonville, FL – Fatal Head-on Crash at Old Middleburg Rd and Lenox AveJacksonville Accident News
Jacksonville, FL (July 25, 2020) – This afternoon, a man was killed in a fatal head-on crash in Jacksonville at a local intersection.
According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred at the intersection of Old Middleburg Road and Lenox Avenue.
The man’s vehicle collided head-on with another vehicle near the intersection for reasons that are not yet known. The unidentified victim was tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Police confirmed that a woman and her two children were in the second vehicle and they were hospitalized with a variety of injuries caused by the collision. The victims are expected to recover.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for a period of time but police quickly cleared the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation is currently ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Accidents in Florida
In 2018, approximately 254,000 total crashes took place leading to thousands upon thousands of injuries in Florida. With so many collisions taking place throughout the state, it is no surprise that a percentage of these accidents are head-on collisions. In fact, in just one recent year, 2.1% of accidents were deemed head-on collisions, which are some of the most severe accidents that occur on our roads. These accidents occur in the blink of an eye when a driver crosses into the other lane of traffic, forcefully colliding head-on into another vehicle. These accidents are usually incredibly damaging and severe, which is why it is important to have legal help on your side.
Because head-on collisions are incredibly forceful, this means that they are more likely to lead to some of the most catastrophic injuries. Some injuries that tend to stem from these accidents include spinal cord injuries, TBIs, broken bones, burns, and organ damage among many others. Because of the fact that drivers are not always paying close attention to the roads around them, these accidents sometimes occur in the blink of an eye and turn your life upside-down. On top of that, they are also more likely to lead to fatalities. If you have been injured or lost someone you love in a fatal collision, it is imperative that you speak with a wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
Nothing can replace the loss of a loved one, but you do have options as you move forward and navigate the legal system for the first time. At Sheftall & Associates, our skilled personal injury attorneys have helped many families move forward after they have lost someone closest to them in an accident that is not their fault. We understand how devastating a collision can be and the impact that it can have on every aspect of your life. Please contact an accident attorney in Florida to find out how we can assist you at (904) 569-6025.
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