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Beach Access Limited at Huguenot Park After Auto Accident

Posted on April 5, 2008

Vehicle access to Huguenot Memorial Park in Duval County, Florida has been restricted after a five-year-old boy was run over by a truck in March.

The boy was lounging in the sand and the driver said he didn’;t see him. The boy was taken to the hospital and treated for a hip injury.

Huguenot Memorial Park was the only area where the public could drive on the beach in the Jacksonville area.  The accident renewed the conflict between environmental purists and surfers and anglers who want beach access with their vehicles.

As it stands now,  no vehicles are allowed between the line marking high tide and the water. Signs on the beach will warn vehicle owners to the restrictions.

Critics of the plan say it’;s exactly what the city wanted to do all along.

The move heightens the contention over beach access which could be decided this year by a proposed 25-year management plan.  That plans calls for limits to vehicles on weekends from March to September. It will be voted on the Jacksonville City Council and then go to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and the state for review.

If you are involved in an accident on the beach or on Florida roads, our firm is committed to offering the kind of invaluable legal assistance and guidance that puts families on the path to recovery.  Including:

  • Property damage
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