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El Camino Flips into Ditch Killing Driver in Jacksonville Northside

Posted on December 29, 2011

A young driver lost his life on the Northside of Jacksonville Tuesday morning, December 27, when his 1984 Chevrolet El Camino left the road and flipped over onto its roof. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the 21-year-old driver was southbound on Interstate 295 near the U.S. 1 intersection. For some reason his vehicle crossed to the edge of the road, then fell off the elevated section of the roadway, landing on its roof in a culvert below. The crash happened around 9:45 a.m., and the young driver was not wearing a seat belt. FHP pronounced him dead at the scene.

It is such a loss when a young person loses their life in an accident that was preventable. Our condolences go out to his friends and family for their loss.

Florida Auto Accidents: What to Do

With 235,778 auto crashes in Florida in 2010, it is important to know what to do in case you are in a car crash. Do not leave the scene of an accident. If you do so, your license may be revoked and you may spend time behind bars. Call in a report of the accident which is mandatory if the damage is more than $500. Law enforcement or the Florida Highway Patrol will show up at the scene. Investigate the entire car for damage as there could be a secondary collision that you might not be aware of. Do not block traffic; move your car to the side of the road.

Please be careful when walking around a car pulled over on the side of the road so that you do not become an accident victim yourself.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver, the Jacksonville car accident injury attorneys with Farah & Farah can help you hold the at-fault party legally accountable. For a no-cost consultation, please call (800) 533-3555.

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