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High School Teen Hit by Car at a Jacksonville Bus Stop

Posted on October 1, 2010

A First Coast High School student was hit by a car that was swerving to avoid other kids at a school bus stop at New Berlin and Moose Roads on Friday morning, September 24.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office reports that the driver will not be charged. He allegedly swerved to avoid hitting a group of students who ran across the street to catch the bus around 7 a.m. The motorist hit one student, who ended up underneath the car. The boy was taken to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center with a life-threatening head injury according to News4Jax.com.

Our condolences go out to this family and we wish their son a speedy recovery.

A thorough investigation of this Florida pedestrian injury accident will conclude whether traffic laws, including the speed limit, were being obeyed at the time of the accident. If I was a family member, I would want a full investigation to determine what amount of fault the driver shares in this tragic accident. The driver could be held responsible for compensation to the family for their pain and suffering as well as medical expenses, rehabilitation and other damages related to the crash. Depending on the extent of the injuries, it could take years for the victim to fully recover.

It is of utmost importance for all drivers to be safe, especially in school zones or areas where pedestrians and children frequent.

Jacksonville pedestrian accident attorneys would be happy to speak with all victims of injury accidents and inform them of their legal rights and options.