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Jacksonville Car Accident Kills One, Injures Another

Posted on February 9, 2011

On Monday evening, February 7, a head-on car crash on Heckscher Drive in Jacksonville caused the death of a Fernandina Beach man. First Coast News reports that weather may have been a factor in the accident, which occurred when a 23-year-old woman, driving a Jeep Wrangler westbound, lost control of her vehicle and veered into the oncoming eastbound lane, directly into the path of a Mazda, driven by a 29-year-old man. The Jeep’;s left front hit the Mazda in its left front side, forcing it onto the south shoulder. The Jeep driver had to be extricated from her car and was taken to Baptist-Nassau Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, but the man in the Mazda died at the scene of the fatal Florida car accident. The Florida Highway Patrol believes the man tried to swerve out of the way but was unable to.

Our condolences go out to the friends and family of this man for this tragic car crash.

We have no idea whether a blood alcohol test was taken at the accident scene, and whether alcohol is believed to have also played a role in the crash. We also do not know from the reports if high speed may have also been a factor. The family of the victim would be well-advised to initiate an investigation to prove how the accident occurred and what the factors were. Witnesses to the Florida car crash will have to be found and the physical evidence will need to be examined to conclude liability. Phone records and blood alcohol tests will also be part of the investigation as will any evidence about the physical condition of the cars and the road at the time of the accident.

If you have been involved in a car accident in Jacksonville, or if you have lost a loved one in an accident, don’;t hesitate to call the Jacksonville car crash lawyers at Farah & Farah if you would like an ally to stand by your side during this difficult time.