Jacksonville, FL – Hit-and-Run Accident with Injuries on FL-23Jacksonville Accident News
Jacksonville, FL (July 18, 2020) – This afternoon, authorities were dispatched to the scene of a hit-and-run accident with injuries in Jacksonville.
The crash allegedly took place around 3:30 p.m., according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Police confirmed that two vehicles collided with one another on a major highway.
Police were initially dispatched at the scene of the accident, which took place on FL-23 in the area of Argyle Forest Boulevard. One of the vehicles struck the other and then fled the scene of the accident. It is not known if the police found the party responsible for the accident.
Injuries were reported in one or more victims in the vehicle that was struck by the other driver. The extent of their injuries is not yet known but the parties were taken to the hospital for treatment.
Police were able to quickly reopen the roadway. Their investigation into the accident is ongoing at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Car Accidents in Florida
Hit-and-run accidents occur every single day due to the negligence of others. Approximately 1,814 people were injured in hit-and-run accidents over the past few years in Florida. Florida sees more hit-and-run accidents than many other states in the U.S. In just one recent year’s time, over 254,000 people were injured in these horrific accidents due to the negligence of others. Drivers are expected to abide by the rules of the road at all times and, if they fail to do so, it could result in horrific results. When parties are injured in accidents that are not their fault, it is important that they have options as they work to achieve compensation for their damages.
The aftermath of a car accident can have a huge impact on a person’s life on emotional, physical, and financial levels. There are many types of injuries that are most common in Florida car accidents including spinal cord injuries, TBIs, fractures, organ damage, and more. Many victims who are injured in a car accident will be hospitalized with their injuries, which means that they could face a variety of bills on top of the physical recovery. Many victims struggle financially after an accident that is not their fault. If you have been injured in a car accident that is not your fault, it is important that you speak with a skilled car accident attorney in Florida.
At Sheftall & Associates, our Florida accident attorneys have assisted numerous victims injured in car accidents within the state. Hit-and-run accidents are among some of the most horrific and traumatic collisions that occur on our roads due to the fact that drivers flee the scene of the accident without checking on injured victims to ensure that they are okay. It can be challenging to handle one of these accident claims on your own, which is why you should always have a legal advocate on your side who can help you identify a liable party and hold them responsible for the harm that they have caused you. Please contact an accident attorney in Florida to find out how we can assist you at (904) 569-6025.
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