One person died after a multi-car crash on the Southside of Jacksonville Tuesday morning, October 18. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO), a 58-year old motorist was heading south on Southside Boulevard just before 7 a.m. when he drifted into the median, crossed it, and then headed into a car that was northbound. According to a report by First Coast News, the crash caused a chain reaction that involved two other motorists. The man in the wrong way car was hospitalized but died following the accident. The JSO will conduct an investigation. Traffic was tied up near Belle Rive Boulevard for hours.
But this was not the only crash in the area Tuesday morning. While traffic was rerouted on 9A near Baymeadows Road, a driver approached an area where traffic was standing still and was not able to stop. The car that started that chain-reaction was being driven by a 21-year-old female who hit an SUV, which rammed it into another SUV. The first SUV driver had to be extricated from his vehicle and everyone else involved in this three-car collision received minor injuries.
The 21-year-old driver is fortunate she was not injured because she was not wearing a seat belt. She was cited for careless driving.
If you are injured in a traffic accident and the driver did not make any attempt to stop, the car accident attorneys in Jacksonville at Farah & Farah would want to determine if he or she was distracted by a cell phone while behind the wheel. If so, she would be the at-fault driver and responsible for compensating anyone injured by her carelessness. Farah & Farah is just a phone call away and we can provide answers and assistance at no cost to you. Reach us anytime at 1(800)533-3555.