Palatka, FL – Hit-and-Run Crash at US-17 and Palmetto StJacksonville Accident News
Palatka, FL (April 13, 2020) – Around 10 a.m. this morning, Palatka authorities responded to the scene of a hit-and-run crash at an intersection.
The accident, according to police, took place at the intersection of US-17 and Palmetto Street in Palatka.
Police confirmed that one vehicle struck another at the intersection and then fled the scene of the accident. It is not known if the police discovered the individual responsible for the accident.
The accident was so severe that it closed down that portion of the intersection for a period of time.
Injuries were reported and paramedics were seen assisting at the scene of the collision.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Hit-and-Run Accidents in Florida
Hit-and-run accidents happen due to the negligence of parties who flee the scene. Florida is known for being a state where hit-and-run accidents occur more frequently. Between the years 2006 and 2016, it was estimated that approximately 1,814 hit-and-run accidents occurred in Florida alone, with many of these leading to injuries and fatalities. If you have suffered losses due to one of these collisions, you should always be prepared to speak with a Florida car accident attorney.
Our accident attorneys at Sheftall & Associates have handled a wide array of cases and helped families navigate the legal system. We are highly knowledgeable in personal injury claims in Florida and are committed to helping you achieve the best results in your time of need. If you have been harmed and wonder where you can turn, please contact our law firm in Florida at (904) 575-9026 for the help you deserve.
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