Bicyclist Injured When Hit by Car on Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville Beach, Florida
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL. – According to a news report published online at actionnewsjax.com, a bicyclist was injured during a crash with a car on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Extremely limited information about the accident was included in the news report. Authorities are still in the early stages of their investigation.*
The accident occurred during the evening in the area by Adventure Landing, located at Beach Boulevard and 20th Street. Action News Jax reports that emergency crews, including the Jacksonville Beach Police Department, were dispatched to the location on a report of a traffic collision. They arrived to find that a car had somehow run into a bicycle.
The events leading to the accident were not reported, nor was any descriptive information about the vehicle. It is unclear how the two came to collide or what factors might have contributed to the crash.
Action News Jax says that the bicyclist was seriously injured but does not say where he or she was transported for treatment. The cyclist was not identified in the report, and no current medical condition for him or her was reported. The driver of the car was also not identified, and it is unclear if the driver or anyone else in the car was injured in the accident.
Action News Jax reports that Beach Boulevard is the site of frequent pedestrian and bicyclist accidents. The intersection with Southside Boulevard is particularly treacherous, as the Florida Department of Transportation indicates close to 100 traffic accidents happen there every year.
The Florida DOT is currently considering a proposal to widen the roadway by this intersection and install bike lanes and pedestrian crossings. Officials are hoping to reduce the accident rate by ten percent with the project, which would take about a year to complete. No plans have yet been finalized.
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