Dangers of Wet Roads in Jacksonville, Florida and Other Cities – Automobile Accident Leaves 1 Dead and 1 Seriously Injured

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A 23-year-old Jacksonville, Florida man was killed after the car he was driving veered of the road and struck a light pole. The 23-year-old was identified as Jeremy S. Modeste. There was also another passenger in the car with Modeste. The passenger’s name was not released but the passenger did sustain serious injuries. However, both were wearing their seat belts.
What was the cause of this Jacksonville, Florida automobile accident? Perhaps because it was pouring rain the night before, leaving roads slick and making conditions optimal for car crashes.
These weather conditions were also a factor in another accident that occurred on Interstate 95. These slick roads caused a semi-truck to jackknife on I-95 at just north of the University Boulevard intersection – the semi’s trailer dangled over the ramp entrance but no one was injured, said police. The accident caused I-95 to be closed for several hours, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. If you would like to read more on these accidents please see Weather conditions make Jacksonville, Florida roads dangerous.
The death of the 23-year-old man was a tragedy for his family and his community. Hopefully, the passenger makes a quick and full recovery. Slick and wet roads make roads dangerous for driving even at the posted speed limits, because it is more difficult for drivers to stop and a lot easier for drivers to hydroplane and lose control of their vehicle. Weather conditions are common in the State of Florida and will not lightening up anytime soon with it being hurricane season. When weather conditions are bad but find yourself in a car, take extra precautions: wear you seat belt, do not speed, give yourself more space between vehicles and more time when making turns and changing lanes. Drive with caution at all times especially when the roads are wet.

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