Serious Rear End Accident with Semi Tractor Trailer Reported on U.S. 1 in St. Augustine / Jacksonville Florida

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A 22-year-old resident of St. Augustine, Florida, was sent to the hospital in critical condition after he slammed into the back of a semitrailer on U.S. 1. The 22-year-old was identified as Taylor Strunk. According to a local news article, Strunk was driving northbound on U.S. 1 behind the semitrailer around 8:40 a.m. The semi began to slow down for a traffic signal and Strunk failed to do the same in time to avoid the truck. The front of Strunk’s 2008 Nissan sedan rear-ended the back of the semi and traveled 154 feet before coming to a final rest in the median. Strunk was flown to Shands Jacksonville in critical condition. The driver of the semi only sustained minor personal injuries. Both drivers were reported to be wearing their seat belts. Rear-end collisions are usually caused by drivers following to closely, not paying attention or otherwise being in a rush. Other victims of the collision could have a cause of action against him if he is found to be at fault in the accident. Therefore, drivers need to slow down and keep their attention on the road. If you would like to read more details on this accident please see 22-year-old male sent to hospital in critical condition after rear-end collision on U.S. 1.

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