Jacksonville, FL – Man Killed in Rear-End Collision on I-10Jacksonville Accident News
Jacksonville, FL (July 18, 2020) – Around 2 a.m. this morning, a man was killed in a rear-end collision that took place on a major Jacksonville highway.
The accident, according to the Florida Highway Patrol, took place in the eastbound lanes of I-10 around the area of Chaffee Road. Numerous responders were immediately dispatched to the scene.
According to police reports, a 36-year-old man from Middleburg was headed eastbound on the highway when he was suddenly struck from behind by an SUV that was traveling faster than his van. The impact was so forceful that it caused the van to lose control.
The van drove off the side of the highway, where it started to flip over and eject the driver. Paramedics were present at the scene and tragically pronounced the man deceased at the scene.
The 37-year-old driver of the SUV only suffered from minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
The roadway was blocked for an extended period of time in the area.
No further details have been released but the investigation 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
Hundreds of lives are lost as a result of Florida car accidents every single month. In fact, in just one recent year, over 3,000 people were killed in horrific car accidents due to the negligence of others. Fatal accidents occur due to many reasons on our roads including distracted driving, speeding, and many other familiar aspects. Lives can be lost in the blink of an eye, especially when a driver strikes the rear of another vehicle at high speeds. Losing a loved one in an accident might be one of the most challenging things that a family has ever faced.
Wrongful death cases are not always easy to handle, especially when families are grieving their losses as they attempt to take care of financial matters. Wrongful death lawsuits are entirely more complex than other cases and are brought by family members and personal representatives of a loved one’s estate. Those who have suffered the devastating loss of a loved one deserve to receive compensation on behalf of their losses because nobody should have to say goodbye to somebody they love so suddenly.
At Sheftall & Associates, our skilled car accident attorneys have handled many wrongful death claims in the past and are dedicated to helping you through this traumatic and difficult time in your life. As you grieve, you should not have to be totally liable for your financial losses. We will help you work toward compensation for aspects like medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, funeral costs, and more. Because there are many challenges in these cases and working with the insurance company can be stressful, you should always have a skilled legal advocate on your side. Please contact an accident attorney in Florida that you can trust with your claim as you navigate the legal system at (904) 569-6025.
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