Automobile Accidents and Tragic Jams on Interstate 95 in Duval and St. Johns County Florida

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In a single day, police and paramedics responded to more than 10 accidents, 7 of which involved motorcyclists, on Interstate 95 and U.S. 1. The first accident occurred in St. Johns County and happened as early as 9 a.m. The accident involved a motorcyclist who had to be airlifted to Shands Jacksonville. Traffic from the accident was backed up almost as far as the Flagler County line. The second, fatal accident occurred just two hours later on U.S. 1 near the Duval County line. Police responded to the serious collision between two motorcycles. Lt. William Leeper, spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol, confirmed that one motorcyclist was flown to Shands Jacksonville where he was later pronounced dead. Just 15 minutes later, St. Johns County Fire Rescue transported two more patients to Shands Jacksonville. The accident involved a car and a motorcycle and occurred on I-95 near the International Golf Parkway exit. The victims of the crash sustained minor personal injuries. At 12:40 p.m., lanes on I-95 had to be shut down due to a three-car collision. Leeper stated that only minor personal injuries were reported and only one victim was transported to Flagler Hospital. In a separate accident, a pregnant woman was also transported to Flagler Hospital with minor personal injuries after her car rolled over on I-95 near State Road 207. Around 8 p.m. a motorcyclist was reportedly runover on I-95 just north of the IGP exit. The motorcyclist was flown to Shands Jacksonville on a trauma alert. Florida Highway Patrol troopers were able to find the driver of the truck who struck the motorcyclist at a truck stop not far from where the collision occurred. Shortly after that incident, SJCFR responded to a car that was “completely engulfed” in flames on I-95 also near the S.R. 207 exit. For more read Police and paramedics respond to more than 10 accidents on I-95 and U.S. 1 in a single day.

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