Florida Highway Patrol Reports: Seven-Year-Old Sustains Serious in Crash on Buckman Bridge
JACKSONVILLE, FL – According to an online news report at firstcoastnews.com, a seven-year-old boy sustained serious injuries in a Buckman Bridge accident.*
The accident occurred in the nighttime hours and caused the shutdown of the center and left lanes of Buckman Bridge until later that night. A seven-year-old boy from Georgia sustained critical injuries in the accident that occurred close to Mandarin earlier this week.
The driver of the first vehicle is a 34-year-old man who was heading south on Interstate 295 in the outside lane where a 2016 Honda Pilot was disabled with its emergency flashers on. The 34-year-old was unable to drive around the Pilot to avoid striking it. He crashed into the rear-end of the disabled vehicle. Two individuals in the Pilot, including the seven-year-old boy and the driver, were transported to a local hospital for treatment. They both are from Newnan, Georgia.
The driver of the Honda was also injured and taken to an area hospital. He is facing charges of careless driving, per the Florida Highway Patrol.
During the crash, the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue indicating that five individuals sustained injuries in the accident with one who was critically injured. However, the Florida Highway Patrol indicates that three people tragically died in the accident.
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