Jacksonville, FL (October 3, 2020) - The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating after a pedestrian was seriously hurt in a crash on Friday. The incident took place around 10:30 a.m. along Beach Boulevard.
According to deputies, a male pedestrian was attempting to cross Beach Boulevard when he was hit by a westbound vehicle. The vehicle fled the scene just after the crash and was not present when police arrived. The pedestrian suffered critical, life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Investigators believe that the vehicle is a dark-colored Dodge with front-end damage.
No further details are available at this time.
Each year in Florida, hundreds of pedestrians are hurt in crashes that take place throughout our state. According to statistics, about 80% of all Florida pedestrian crashes result in some type of injury for the victims. About 20% of all pedestrian accident victims will require extended hospitalization for treatment of their injuries and nearly one-fifth of all Florida traffic death are attributable to pedestrian accidents. These crashes must be carefully investigated in order to determine the cause.
Our thoughts are with the victim during this time. We hope for his recovery from the injuries sustained.
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