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Jacksonville, FL – Fatal Tractor-Trailer Accident on I-295

Jacksonville, FL (February 26, 2020) – Around 1 p.m. yesterday, February 25, one person lost their life in a fatal tractor-trailer accident on I-295 in Jacksonville.

Police confirmed that the victim was 30-year-old Ashley Galan, who was driving a 2015 Nissan Altima north on I-295 near the area of Duval Road at the time.

The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed that a truck slowed down due to an abrupt stop caused by traffic congestion. Galan’s vehicle collided with the truck, becoming trapped underneath it.

Galan was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.

The investigation into the accident is currently ongoing.

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

Fatal Accidents in Florida

The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported that approximately 32,000 accidents involving large trucks happened in 2017. Out of these accidents, 27 people lost their lives and 57 suffered permanent and debilitating injuries. Truck accidents tend to be among the most catastrophic on our roadways due to the fact that they are some of the largest vehicles that navigate our roadways. If you have lost someone close to you in a truck accident, you should always be prepared to speak with a knowledgeable and qualified truck accident attorney.

At Sheftall & Associates, our accident attorneys have helped numerous families move forward after they have lost somebody close to them. You may find that you are eligible for various aspects including medical bills, funeral costs, and many other related aspects. If you have lost somebody close to you, please contact a Florida attorney who has your best interests in mind 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.