Tragic Crash on Interstate 295 Kills One in Jacksonville, Florida
JACKSONVILLE, FL- Actionnewsjax.com writes that an evening collision on Interstate 295 in the northbound lanes killed one person earlier this week.*
The crash involved a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle and caused the authorities to close the road down during the investigation and the clearing of the road.
The Florida Highway Patrol says that a 41-year-old woman driving a 2017 Nissan Altima northbound slowed down in traffic. A motorcycle traveling behind the vehicle failed to slow in time and struck the rear of the Nissan. Two people were on the motorcycle at the time of the crash, and the impact ejected both individuals, throwing them over the other vehicle. The man operating the motorcycle, a 52-year-old from Middleburg, survived the impact with minor injuries. A 46-year-old woman from Orange Park was traveling on the back of the motorcycle. She hit the front of the Nissan and rolled onto the ground where the car ran her over. The woman died at the scene.
Rear-end accidents are often the result of drivers failing to pay attention to the road ahead. While there are a few exceptions, rear drivers will often bear the bulk of the liability. This will even be true in poor weather, where a vehicle slides on the road. This is because drivers are responsible for traveling at a safe speed for the weather and road conditions as well as maintaining a safe speed behind vehicles.
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