Jacksonville, FL (March 23, 2021) - Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol are investigating following a motorcycle crash in Jacksonville on Tuesday morning. The collision took place on Interstate 295 around 6:00 a.m.
The Jacksonville Fire Rescue also responded to the scene. According to officials, the accident involved a Jeep and a motorcycle. The crash caused the closure of Duval Road in both directions while police and investigators were at the scene. One person on the motorcycle was taken to the hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries. The events leading up to the wreck have not been released and the identities of those involved are not available.
There is no further information available. An investigation is ongoing.
Florida is home to many motorcyclists. With a temperate climate, it is possible to enjoy riding a motorcycle on a year-round basis in our state. While motorcycle riding can be fun and enjoyable, it is not without risks. Each year, over 80% of motorcycle crashes end up with injuries for the rider. Motorcycle accidents account for 15% of annual fatalities in Florida traffic accidents. In cases where the motorcyclist survives the crash, they are often faced with devastating injuries that can take a long time to heal and involve substantial medical treatment.
We extend our thoughts and best wishes for a speedy recovery to the motorcyclist who was injured in this crash in Naples.
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