Officer Hospitalized After An Accident On Merrill Road In Jacksonville

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has reported that an officer was taken to a hospital after an accident with another vehicle on Merrill Road.

Officers said, the officer was responding to an emergency call at the intersection of Merrill Road and Lansdowne Drive. Another vehicle, traveling in the opposite direction, did not stop for the officer and crashed into his patrol car.

Troopers said, the collision left his patrol car damaged and him with injuries. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department officers performed first aid on him before taking him to nearest hospital for treatment, report said.

The other drivers involved in the crash was not hurt, police said. No further details about the crash have been released yet.

The crash is 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 seriously 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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