Jacksonville, FL – Fatima Thomas Killed in Fatal Collision on I-95Jacksonville Accident News
Jacksonville, FL (April 14, 2020) – Around 1 p.m. yesterday, April 13, a fatal collision took place on I-95 on the Fuller Warren Bridge, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The accident took place when two vehicles collided with one another in the southbound lanes of the highway.
Police discovered that a Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling behind a Saturn. The Saturn slowed down for reasons that are not yet known, causing the Chevrolet to strike it in the rear-end.
Both vehicles spun out, blocking the southbound lanes of traffic.
The driver of the Saturn, identified as Fatima Thomas, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. There was a passenger in the Saturn who suffered from minor injuries.
The driver of the Tahoe was also injured.
Charges are pending against the driver of the Tahoe at this time. 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 just one year’s time in the U.S., over 1.7 million rear-end accidents occur due to the recklessness of others. Out of these accidents, over 1,700 will lead to fatalities and more end in injuries. These accidents typically happen when drivers are following too closely and are not paying attention to what is happening around them. It is important to speak with a Florida wrongful death attorney immediately following a collision.
Many family members wonder where they can turn after an accident, which is why it is important to speak with an attorney at Sheftall & Associates. Family members have a right to compensation for aspects like lost wages, medical bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and many other aspects. It is important that you immediately start working with an attorney when a loved one’s life has been lost. Please contact our attorneys in Florida at (904) 575-9026 for more information on your options moving forward.
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