Highway Patrol Responds to Two Fatal Accidents in Jacksonville, Florida
JACKSONVILLE, FL. – As reported online in a news story from actionnewsjax.com, Florida Highway Patrol responded to two fatal accidents that occurred just minutes apart in Jacksonville, Florida. One was a two-vehicle accident, and the other was a pedestrian accident. Two people were killed in these accidents, and another was injured.*
The first accident happened at approximately 1:15 a.m. on February 19 on Interstate 295. Troopers say a 33-year-old man from Tampa, Florida, was driving a Nissan Sentra north on I-295, when he crashed into one of the barriers on the side of the interstate. It appears the Nissan then bounced and crashed into the opposite barrier, as well.
At some during the incident, a northbound Chevrolet Impala came upon the Nissan and was not able to avoid hitting it. The two vehicles then collided, with the front of the Chevy hitting the passenger’s side of the Nissan.
The driver of the Chevy, a 32-year-old man from Jacksonville, was seriously injured in the collision. He died in the wreck, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
About 20 minutes after this wreck, Troopers were called to the scene of another fatal accident. This accident happened on U.S. Highway 90 and Otis Road in Jacksonville. A pedestrian was reportedly walking in the area, when a Chevrolet Silverado traveling on U.S. 90 hit him.
The pedestrian, a 31-year-old man from Jacksonville, was killed in the accident. The 21-year-old driver of the Silverado, whose name was not released, was not injured.
Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating both collisions, and Troopers have not reported further information at this time.
Accident News is a driver safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help drivers better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes. To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.
* This blog is intended to provide the public with news concerning serious automobile accidents and related stories. Although we are receiving this information from news organizations, initial reports may be different from conclusions reached by law enforcement personnel and other organizations, upon further investigation. Therefore, the accuracy of the content is not guaranteed. The information published here is based on information that has already been reported by a news organization, or other sources, and we cannot and do not assume responsibility for its accuracy. The source that we utilized at the time is provided above. If this posting pertains to you or your family and you do not wish for it to be on our website, please email us at webm[email protected] and we will be happy to remove it, but when doing so, please include a link to the the article that you wish to be taken down.