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Jacksonville, FL – Fatal Pedestrian Accident at Ellis Rd

Jacksonville, FL (December 6, 2019) – On Thursday night, December 5, police responded to a fatal pedestrian accident at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Ellis Road in Jacksonville.

The accident allegedly took place when a man was hit and killed by a FedEx truck that was driving in the area. The victim had just gotten off of a Jacksonville Transportation Bus right before he was struck by the FedEx truck.

Police claim that the victim, identified as 31-year-old James Edward West, tragically passed away at the scene of the collision.

There were 15 people on board the bus at the time. The bus driver confirmed that a passing semi-truck hit the man.

The driver of the truck stopped at the scene and has been cooperating with the police investigation.

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

Pedestrian Accidents in Florida

Pedestrian accidents happen commonly on Florida roads every year. Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads, which is why these accidents impact them so catastrophically. Approximately 35 pedestrian fatalities took place in Jacksonville in 2016 alone. The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be daunting and challenging for a surviving family, which is why it is important that family members speak with a skilled wrongful death attorney immediately following one of these accidents.

At Sheftall & Associates, our skilled accident attorneys have dedicated our legal careers to assisting victims through one of the hardest things they have ever experienced. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling and want to offer our support to you in your time of need. These accidents typically take place due to careless acts, which is why we wish to help you hold a party liable for their actions. Please contact our accident attorneys at 904-647-2296 to find out what legal options are available for 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.