Jacksonville, FL (February 21, 2021) - A 41-year-old man was killed in a pedestrian crash in Jacksonville on Saturday night. The accident happened on Blanding Boulevard near I-295 around 11:00 p.m.
According to a report from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the pedestrian was crossing the southbound lanes of Blanding when he was hit by an Audi A4, driven by a 26-year-old. Rescue crews arrived at the scene and pronounced the pedestrian dead from his injuries. He has not been identified at this time. There were no other injuries reported.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing at this time. Charges are pending against the driver of the Audi.
A pedestrian accident in Florida can result in devastating injuries in a matter of seconds. According to statistics, a fatal pedestrian crash is reported in our state about twice per day, and more than 500 people are killed in these crashes each year. The percentage of people injured in Florida pedestrian accidents is far greater than accidents involving cars and other types of vehicles.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim's family following this fatal pedestrian crash in Jacksonville.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases of personal injury relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility to raise awareness of the injury and tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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