Medical Conditions May Be Behind Two Separate Auto Accidents
Two separate auto accidents took two lives in Jacksonville on Tuesday, September 20. In the first, a Lincoln Continental driven by an elderly driver went out of control and plowed into a fruit stand on the corner of Edgewood Avenue and Moncrief Road around 3:30 p.m. A witness tells the Florida Times-Union the Lincoln passed through an intersection and traveled over the curb and into the fruit stand pinning the woman who worked there between the car and debris nearby. The woman, her husband, and the driver of the Lincoln, who appeared to be in his mid-80s, were all taken to Shands Jacksonville where the woman died. The men were not injured. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s (JSO) office tells the newspaper the driver may have experienced a medical issue just before the crash which the witness says may have occurred when the car was traveling as much as 60 mph.
A medical problem experienced by another elderly driver is the suspected cause of a second separate auto accident that occurred around 5 p.m. on Arlington Road at Atlantic Boulevard. In that case, the driver’s Pontiac Grand Prix hit a car then pulled into a fast-food parking lot where it hit a Ford Expedition in the drive-through, then continued on to hit a fence. The Pontiac driver died. The woman whose Toyota was hit was waiting to make a turn when the Grand Prix hit the side of the car where her baby seat is stationed, though neither she nor her baby were injured.
If you or a loved one is injured in an auto accident that is not your fault, you may be able to seek compensation for your medical bills, the cost of rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and lost wages with the help of an experienced Jacksonville injury attorney who can help determine negligence.