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Jacksonville, FL – Fatal Motorcycle Accident on I-295

Jacksonville, FL (November 21, 2019) – Last evening, police responded to the scene of a fatal motorcycle accident on I-295 in Jacksonville that took the life of a passenger.

Police did not comment on the exact circumstances of the accident but said that the accident happened in the northbound lanes of the highway near the area of 103rd Street.

The Florida Highway Patrol identified the woman who lost her life as 46-year-old Karen Moody, who was a passenger on the back of a motorcycle.

The motorcycle she was a passenger on didn’t slow down for traffic even when the vehicles in front of them started to slow down. This caused the motorcycle to strike the back of the car, causing the driver and passenger to be thrown from the bike.

Police claim that a vehicle struck Moody, which instantly killed her. The operator of the motorcycle she was riding with was identified as a 52-year-old man who had minor injuries and was hospitalized.

The driver of the vehicle that struck them was identified as a 41-year-old woman who was not injured in the accident.

The accident backed up traffic for over three hours. Police continue to investigate the circumstances leading up to the collision.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Motorcycle Accidents in Florida

In 2016 alone, over 10,000 motorcycle accidents occurred on Florida roadways. Many of these accidents occur when drivers are not watching out for the well-being of these vulnerable parties on our roads. Motorcyclists have few protections from harm and are more likely to endure serious results in the midst of an accident. Losing a loved one in one of these accidents is not an easy thing to face, which is why a surviving family should always speak with a skilled motorcycle accident attorney in Florida as soon as possible.

Our attorneys at Sheftall & Associates understand that it can be extremely difficult to face the aftermath of a motorcycle accident. We do not want you and your family to feel alone after you have lost somebody close to you in an accident. Because of this, we urge that you seek immediate legal help in your time of need. Please contact our skilled attorneys for more information on your rights moving forward at (904) 638-7712.

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.