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Jacksonville, FL – Update: Girl Dies After Pedestrian Accident on Hillman Dr

Jacksonville, FL (March 23, 2020) – On Saturday evening, a young girl was struck by a firetruck in a pedestrian accident on Hillman Drive. She has since passed away, according to police.

The accident took place as the firetruck with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department was pulling out of Station 31 on Hillman Drive in Jacksonville.

The young girl was spooked by a neighbor’s dog and was on the street at the time when she was hit by the truck. The truck did not have its lights and sirens on at the time, according to witnesses.

The girl was initially taken to the hospital in critical condition but she has since passed away.

Jacksonville Police continue to investigate the collision.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Pedestrian Accidents in Florida

Pedestrians lose their lives every week in Florida. Unfortunately, children are some of the most susceptible parties when it comes to these accidents and, as such, suffer some of the most catastrophic harm. Between the years 2008 and 2017, it was reported that approximately 5,433 pedestrians were killed in Florida accidents due to the negligence of others. As such, victims are urged to seek the help of a wrongful death attorney in their time of need.

Our attorneys at Sheftall & Associates have diligently assisted those in need after a life-altering accident. We will help you and your family work toward compensation to cover aspects like lost wages, medical bills, funeral costs, and many other aspects as you navigate the legal system. We do not want you to have to fend for yourself during these desperate times. Please contact our attorneys in Florida at (904) 638-7712 for more information on your options at this time.

Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.

Disclaimer: As members of the local Jacksonville and broader Florida community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. You should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.