Jacksonville, FL (March 20, 2021) - The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to the scene of a deadly accident on Friday, March 19th. The incident took place around 9:45 p.m. in the 1600 block of University Boulevard North.
According to investigators, a pedestrian was walking on University Boulevard when he was hit by a vehicle that was traveling southbound. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the crash scene. The deceased victim has not been identified. The driver fled the scene after the collision. There is no description of the vehicle or the suspect available.
Anyone who has any information regarding the incident is asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at (904) 630-0500.
Hit-and-run accidents in Florida contribute substantially to the number of serious and fatal accidents in our state. In 2019. there were approximately 100,000 reported hit-and-run accidents in Florida. This number represents about 20% of all reported car accidents in our state. Many drivers who flee the scene of a crash will do so knowing that their negligence led to injuries for an innocent crash victim.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim's family in the aftermath of this hit-and-run accident in Jacksonville.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals and 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 or personal injury that are 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 for the tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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