Jacksonville, FL (December 31, 2018) - The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department was called to the scene of a pedestrian incident on Saturday, December 29th. Around 7:20 pm, crews responded to Youngerman Circle and Blanding Boulevard.
Once on scene, they located a pedestrian suffering from serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian was rushed to a nearby hospital but there is no update on their condition and they have not been identified at this time. Police have released few other details, including the identity of the driver or whether they remained at the scene after the accident. The southbound lanes of Blanding Boulevard were closed while the crash investigation remained ongoing.
No additional information is available at this time.
In 2017, Florida ranked as the second highest state for pedestrian-related fatalities. There were 299 reported fatal pedestrian crashes between January and June. Countless others were hurt in these incidents.
These sobering statistics remind us that pedestrians face legitimate safety risks each time they walk in an area where traffic is present. Pedestrians are more likely to be injured at night when they are walking along poorly lit roadways. A pedestrian should always keep in mind a few basic safety rules such as walking in well-lit areas wherever possible, wearing light clothing or reflective gear, and cross the road at crosswalks and marked pedestrian areas if such areas are available. Following these tips can help cut down on pedestrian-related injuries.
Still, pedestrian accidents are bound to occur due to driver negligence. If you find yourself the victim of a Florida pedestrian crash, the attorneys at Rubenstein Law can fight for you. We offer free consultations. To speak with an attorney, call us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the carnage and heartbreak that can be left behind for our clients and the public at large after a serious 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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