Jacksonville, FL – Hit-and-Run Accident on Buckman BridgeJacksonville Accident News
Jacksonville, FL (May 15, 2020) – This afternoon, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a hit-and-run accident on a local bridge.
According to authorities, the collision took place when two vehicles collided on the Buckman Bridge, also known as I-295. The accident occurred in the northbound lanes of traffic.
Police confirmed that the first vehicle struck the second and then fled the scene of the accident without stopping or calling authorities. It is not known if police were able to identify the driver of the second vehicle.
Injuries were reported as a result of the collision. It is believed that the victims were hospitalized due to their injuries.
No further details have been released but the investigation is currently ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Car Accidents in Florida
Hit-and-run accidents tend to occur when drivers crash into a vehicle and then flee the scene of the accident without stopping. These types of accidents are incredibly worrisome and dangerous to those involved. Between the years 2006-2016, it was estimated that around 1,814 hit-and-run accidents led to injuries in victims. Hit-and-run drivers can be held fully liable for the car accidents that they cause. It is important that victims immediately seek the help of a personal injury attorney after an accident that is not their fault.
At Sheftall & Associates, our car accident attorneys have committed ourselves to helping those who have fallen victim to hit-and-run accidents. We understand how tremendously difficult it can be to face the aftermath of an accident, especially when you know that another party is at fault for your collision. Please contact an accident attorney in Florida at (904) 575-9026 for help understanding your legal options at this time.
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