Confirmed by Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, a man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a hit-and-run accident on Mayport Road.
According to JSO’s briefing, the man had been riding his bicycle along Mayport Road, also known as A1A, when he was struck by a car.
Report says the driver got out of his car, but when an off-duty Atlantic Beach police officer stopped to help he got back in and took off.
It was reported that the officer was able to catch up to the driver after a short pursuit just a few blocks down the road. He was reportedly arrested and now faces charges of fleeing and resisting alongside the charges he will face for hitting the bicyclist.
All southbound lanes near the 2100 block of Mayport Road were shut down while authorities investigated the crash. However, the road has since been re-opened.
Marc Anidjar, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash. “This is an unfortunate incidence. Our hearts go out to the bicyclist that was injured in this crash. It is devastating when someone has been injured as a result of possibly reckless driving. We hope that the victim’s injuries are not life-threatening and that they have a speedy recovery. It is also important for those involved to contact an experienced auto accident attorney that knows how to help them through this difficult time.”
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