Sunday Auto Accidents -Three Fatalities

Jacksonville, Florida- Sunday Auto Accidents-Three Fatalities. A week before Christmas 2022 Auto Accidents resulted in three fatalities on Sunday. At Barnes & Cohen from over 40 years of Auto Accident Law experience we see that many of the Auto Accidents that happen on our roads are caused by distracted drivers. Distractions caused by alcohol, drugs, speed, cellphones and drowsy drivers are several of the leading factors.

The first auto accident occurred around 2 a.m. on the Buckman Bridge. An SUV rear-ended a motorized scooter, the scooter driver was thrown from his vehicle and died at the scene. Both vehicles were southbound on the bridge.

The second fatal Auto Accident occurred around 3 a.m. on McDuff area near Commonwealth Avenue. A man driving an SUV drifted into the wrong lane, crashing into a parked semi-truck. The Semi-truck driver had parked his vehicle in a turn lane and left his vehicle leaving his lights on. The driver of the SUV died at the scene he was not wearing a seatbelt. An investigation is underway to determine if speed or alcohol were a factor. The truck driver may face charges depending on the outcome of the investigation.

Around 4:00 a.m. the third fatal Auto Crash occurred on Southside Blvd on the ramp entering JTB. Two Jacksonville residents were driving on Southside Blvd as they attempted to enter the ramp on JTB. The man driving ran off the road onto the left shoulder continuing off the road striking a tree. His passenger died at the scene. The driver was taken to the hospital with critical injuries. The Florida highway Patrol is investigating.

“We always say, watch your speed, use your safety equipment, seatbelts, helmets for motorcycles. Do not drink and drive, put your phones down. All of the same things that we talk about all throughout the year that are contributing factors to a lot of crashes that we work,” JSO Sgt. Robert Peck.

Auto Accident Fatalities

Jacksonville Florida Auto Accident Fatalities

Jacksonville recorded 138 Auto Accident fatalities as of December 10,2022 with a total of over 14,000 Auto Crashes with injuries. Auto Accidents are preventable. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office,

“We always say, watch your speed, use your safety equipment, seatbelts, helmets for motorcycles. Do not drink and drive, put your phones down. All of the same things that we talk about all throughout the year that are contributing factors to a lot of crashes that we work,” JSO Sgt. Robert Peck.

According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, 47% of the passengers killed in Auto Crashes were not wearing seatbelts. Auto Accidents Increase During the Holidays.

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