Jacksonville, FL (October 17, 2020) - A person suffered serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle in Jacksonville on Friday, October 16th. The crash happened just after 10:00 p.m. on Beach Boulevard near Southside Boulevard.
Officers report that a man was walking near the roadway when he was hit by the vehicle. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, along with rescue workers, responded to the scene of the accident. The unidentified pedestrian was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police closed the roadway until about 1:00 a.m. while they cleared away the debris and investigated the crash scene. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
There is no further information available at this time.
Pedestrian accidents in Florida can cause major, life-altering injuries to occur. According to statistics, about 75% of all Florida pedestrian accidents result in a trip to the ER, with many requiring long-term care and hospitalization. These crashes can result in physical, emotional, and financial hardships for victims as they try to recover from their injuries.
Our thoughts are with the pedestrian who was injured in this crash in Jacksonville.
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