Jacksonville Sheriff has arrested a 20-year-old man after he ran over a male deputy officer on Main Street North.

According to the reports, the accident occurred on Main Street North near Sunbelt Rentals in Jacksonville. Eyewitnesses said they saw a SUV run over the deputy and speed away from the scene.

Reports say first responders quickly treated the officer, who was bleeding badly from significant injuries. He was rushed to a nearby hospital.

Sheriff’s office says the reason for the accident is yet to be known. The intention of the SUV driver for running over the officer has not been determined.

Authorities said the deputy went to investigate a call about a suspicious vehicle in the area before this accident occurred. The identity of the officer who was hospitalized has not been released to the press.

The driver, who has been taken into custody, will likely be charged for manslaughter.

The case is still under investigation.

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Glen Levine, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash:  “This was a serious accident that left an officer serious injured.  Accidents like this are one of the most dangerous kinds of accidents. This type of accident usually happens because of driver error, meaning they are preventable. Sadly, the innocent victims of these crashes are rendered powerless: often, there’s nothing you can do when an oncoming vehicle is bearing down on you..  We wish that all involved have a speedy recovery from their injuries in this terrible accident.”

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