Jacksonville, FL – Jimmie Youngman Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Accident on I-95Jacksonville Accident News
Jacksonville, FL (April 4, 2020) – The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident yesterday morning in Jacksonville.
The accident took place around 12:31 a.m. yesterday morning, April 3, when a Ford Expedition was headed northbound on I-95 around the area of 8th Street. Troopers confirmed that a pedestrian was in the road and was struck by the Ford.
The Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department was prompted to the scene of the collision and confirmed that the pedestrian was tragically killed at the scene.
The pedestrian was soon identified by police as 50-year-old Jimmie Youngman. Police were able to identify that another vehicle struck him before the Ford.
The two people inside the Ford were not injured and remained at the scene.
Officials closed down that portion of the road for two hours.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Pedestrians are at a high risk of losing their lives in the event of an accident. In Jacksonville alone, approximately 35 pedestrians lost their lives in 2016. Hundreds more were killed throughout the state of Florida that same year. Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident might be one of the most difficult things that you have ever endured. It is important that family members speak with a wrongful death attorney in their time of need.
At Sheftall & Associates, our skilled attorneys have assisted numerous family members after they have suffered devastating losses due to an accident. Families might wonder how they can move forward both emotionally and financially. You have a right to compensation for aspects like funeral costs, pain and suffering, and more. Please contact our law firm at 904-647-2296 for more information in your time of need.
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