Jacksonville, FL (June 29, 2020) – A severe collision took place on a roadway in Jacksonville yesterday morning that left two individuals with injuries.
The collision occurred around midnight on June 28 on FL-115 when an unidentified individual was headed onto the highway. While making their way onto the highway, the person struck a police cruiser. The reason for the collision remains under investigation by authorities at this time.
It was confirmed by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s office that the police officer was one of their own, but the officer’s identity remains undisclosed.
The civilian who struck the police officer suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash and was transported to a nearby medical center for treatment. The police officer suffered injuries that were not life-threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery.
No further information has been released at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of full recovery.
Auto Collisions in Florida
In 2017, Florida saw an alarming number of auto collisions, totaling 402,385. Of those accidents, 686,590 drivers were involved and 166,612 of them involved injuries. Additionally, there were 2,924 fatal car accidents in Florida that resulted in 3,116 fatalities that same year. Florida is ranked as one of the most dangerous states to travel through due to its high accident-fatality rates. It is important to remember, though, that Florida also has an extremely high population which directly correlates with its accident rates.
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