St Augustine, FL – Car Accident at FL-16 and Whisper Ridge Dr IntersectionJacksonville Accident News
St. Augustine, FL (July 16, 2020) – This afternoon, authorities and numerous other responders were present at the scene of a car accident in St. Augustine.
According to police, the accident took place around 2 p.m. when two or more vehicles collided at the intersection for reasons that have not yet been revealed. The crash happened at the intersection of FL-16 and Whisper Ridge Drive.
All of the involved parties were able to exit their vehicles by themselves, though the involved vehicles were badly damaged due to the force of the accident. Wreckers were present at the scene to remove the vehicles from the roadway.
Paramedics, fire crews, and other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene of the accident. EMS crews helped those with injuries, though their conditions are not entirely known at this time. It is believed that one or more parties were taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for approximately one hour while police cleared the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Car Accidents in Florida
Statistics taken in one recent year in Florida showed that approximately 254,000 people were injured in car accidents within the state. These accidents take place in many areas of Florida including major highways, streets in small towns, and even intersections. In just one year’s time in the entire U.S., it is reported that approximately 2.5 million intersection accidents occur due to the negligence of others. These accidents happen when drivers are not paying close attention to the roads and other drivers around them. Many intersection accidents take place in the blink of an eye but can be completely prevented. Because of this, drivers are urged to abide by precautions on our roads.
Being injured in a Florida car accident can impact many aspects of your life. As you attempt to work on your recovery, the medical bills might pile up against you as you are left being unable to return to work. On top of that, you might wonder how you will afford to pay legal fees and recover for the emotional distress that you have suffered. These are questions that victims of accidents ask every day in Florida. Because of this, it is important that you have a knowledgeable legal advocate on your side.
At Sheftall & Associates, our Florida personal injury attorneys understand how challenging it can be to suffer the aftermath of a car accident. You may find that recovery is a long process and a variety of bills will pile up as you try to get back on your feet. A responsible party could be found fully liable for the harm that you have suffered, which means that they will be liable for the damages you have sustained. Speaking with an attorney should be your first step after you have received medical treatment. Please do not hesitate to contact a Florida accident attorney you can trust in your time of need at (904) 569-6025.
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