Jacksonville Florida – Pedestrian Hit by a Car Suffers Life Threatening Personal Injuries – Dangers of Old Baymeadows Road

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A Jacksonville, Florida man was sent to the hospital with life-threatening personal injuries after he was struck by a car at a busy Jacksonville intersection. According to eyewitnesses, two men were crossing Old Baymeadows Road from the Deerwood Village shopping center headed towards a nearby apartment complex when one of the men was hit by a green Toyota. Based on witnesses accounts and the minor amount of damage done to the truck, law enforcement officers determined that the driverwas not speeding. The injured pededstrian was taken to Shands Jacksonville with life-threatening personal injuries. The other pedestrian left the scene and was not found until by police until later the same day of the accident.
According to traffic homicide detective Brian Blaquiere, this intersection is not very pedestrian-friendly; this is Blaquiere’s second car-vs.-pedestrian investigation at the site. Many people are lured to the area because of its numerous restaurants and other shops, however, drivers are failing to yield to those people on foot. If you would like to read more on this story please see Man hit at busy Jacksonville, Florida intersection, sustains life threatening personal injuries.
In Florida, it is the law that all automobiles yield the right-of-way to pedestrians. Automobiles can inflict serious personal injuries and, in some instances, death.

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