Jacksonville, FL – Officer Injured in Pedestrian Accident on I-295Jacksonville Accident News
Jacksonville, FL (June 7, 2020) – An officer and two others were injured in a pedestrian accident that took place on a major highway in Jacksonville.
According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the accident took place on I-295 in the area of the Gate Parkway.
An officer approached a stalled vehicle on the highway so that they could assist the driver. The officer was helping to move the vehicle out of the roadway, which is when the vehicle was struck by a passing tractor-trailer, which pushed the officer into the vehicle.
The officer and two others were taken to the hospital with injuries. All parties are expected to recover.
Police continue to investigate the accident at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
In 2016, approximately 35 pedestrians were killed in Jacksonville accidents. Hundreds of pedestrians lost their lives throughout the entire state of Florida. Because pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads, they are prone to some of the worst harm. If you have been harmed in an accident that is not your fault, it is essential that you speak with a personal injury attorney in your time of need.
Our accident attorneys in Florida at Sheftall & Associates understand how difficult the aftermath of a car accident involving a pedestrian can be. We will help you gain compensation for aspects like lost wages, medical expenses, and more. If you have been injured in an accident that is not your fault, please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Florida at (904) 575-9026 for more information on your legal options.
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