Fatal Pedestrian Accident Occurs on Airport Road in Jacksonville, Florida
JACKSONVILLE, FL. – According to an online news story reported at wokv.com, a fatal pedestrian accident occurred on Airport Road in Jacksonville, Florida. The pedestrian involved in the accident was tragically killed, and Florida Highway Patrol is handling the case investigation, which is still ongoing.*
The accident occurred in the morning near the crossing of Duval Road and Airport Road. Florida Highway Patrol and WOKV report that sometime before 8 a.m., a pedestrian was attempting to cross the roadway, and a passing vehicle hit him. It appears that the pedestrian was in an eastbound lane of travel and was struck by an eastbound vehicle. The make and model of the vehicle were not reported.
Florida Highway Patrol did not provide information on who had the right-of-way at the scene when the accident happened. It is not clear what events or circumstances led to the collision, and Troopers did not say what factors might be the focus of their investigation. They did say that they did not believe from preliminary investigation that alcohol played a role in the accident. This included alcohol consumption on the part of the pedestrian and the driver.
WOKV reports that the pedestrian tragically died from his injuries at the scene. He was identified as being 60 years old. No other identifying information about him was released.
The driver of the vehicle was not identified, and it is not clear if he or she was injured in the accident. It is also not clear how many people were riding in the vehicle at the time of the collision.
The accident caused all lanes of Airport Road to shut down by Duval Road. The roadway remained blocked for several hours, according to the news report. Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the case. It is not clear if charges are anticipated.
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