Jacksonville, FL (March 26, 2020) – Officials were called to the scene of a car accident on I-95 in Jacksonville around 10:30 pm on March 24.
The accident occurred in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway on I-95 when officers were apprehending a reckless SUV driver. The suspect drove his vehicle into oncoming traffic lanes where an officer was attempting to block traffic. The aforementioned officer was then struck head-on by the fleeing perpetrator’s SUV while in his police cruiser.
Both the suspect in the SUV and the police officer who was struck were transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for the injuries they sustained in the accident.
The police officer obtained severe injuries in the crash but is expected to make a full recovery.
According to police, drugs and alcohol played a role in the circumstances of the accident and charges are pending against the driver of the SUV.
The investigation remains ongoing, though no further details have currently been released.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families during this difficult time in hopes of a full recovery.
Car Accidents in Florida
In the year 201 7, there were 402,385 reported car crashes in Florida. Of those, 686,590 people were involved. This averages out to 1,098 car accidents per day. Of those 402,385 car accidents, close to 3,000 were fatal, over 100,000 caused injuries, and over 15,000 of those injuries were incapacitating to those involved.
Alcohol and drug-related crashes totaled at 6,148 in the year 2017, causing 3,900 injuries and 986 fatalities. The age group including 21 to 24-year-olds had the highest number of confirmed crashes at 66,378.
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