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Starke, FL – Hit-and-Run Crash at NE 17th Ave Intersection

Starke, FL (November 7, 2019) – On Tuesday evening around 8:15 p.m., a hit-and-run crash took place at the intersection of Northeast 17th Avenue and State Road 230. The crash happened only a short distance away from the Clay County line.

The Highway Patrol immediately responded to the scene of the accident where they found that a 1998 Volvo was traveling south on 17th Avenue approaching the intersection while a 1993 Nissan pickup was traveling east on SR-230.

The driver of the Volvo traveled through the intersection, which is when the front of the Nissan also entered simultaneously and struck the rear of the Volvo. The Volvo then rotated and ran into a stop sign.

The driver of the Volvo took off and was not able to be located by police. Police claim that the hit-and-run driver failed to stop at a stop sign in the area.

The driver of the Nissan was identified as a 21-year-old Starke man. He was taken to a Gainesville hospital with serious injuries.

Charges are pending and the investigation is currently ongoing.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Car Accidents in Florida 

From the years 2006-2016, Florida police responded to approximately 1,814 hit-and-run crashes, several of which led to injuries and one of which led to a fatality. These accidents are only increasing on our roads and continue to cause serious results to those involved. Hit-and-run drivers engage in a negligent and illegal act that puts drivers and passengers at risk on our roads. Many victims will be left with a wide array of injuries that they have to handle on their own. It is essential to speak with a skilled car accident attorney in Florida during these difficult times.

At Sheftall & Associates, our accident attorneys have helped thousands of claimants after one of the most challenging times in their lives. We have helped countless victims obtain compensation for aspects like lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more in their time of need. We are dedicated to your claim and will fight aggressively on your behalf. Please contact our accident attorneys in Florida at (904) 638-7712 for the help you deserve.

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.