A major crash in downtown Jacksonville has led to at least six people being taken to the hospital, according to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.
JFRD said the accident happened in the area of Broad and Bay Streets which is located in downtown Jacksonville. It is at the intersection where the Bay and Broad Pocket Park is located.
According to Fire Rescue, one man had to be extricated from a vehicle. He was pinned inside and the door wouldn’t open for him to get out. Six people in total had to be transported to UF Health Jacksonville with various injuries.
The two vehicles in this accident were a Ford pickup truck and a Toyota SUV. It appears that one of the vehicles ran a red light and struck the other. At this time it is not known which vehicle was at fault in this accident.
After the pickup and the SUV struck each other, the SUV was pushed off of the road. It then stuck a fire hydrant. The hydrant crashing into the side of the SUV is what caused the drivers side door to be wedged shut.
If you were a witness in this crash please call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Marc Anidjar, from the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, comments: “Scene investigations are critical to determining fault. Initially after an accident our office typically will hire an investigator goes to the scene. They can help collect evidence that will help with liability such as photograph skid marks to determine if excessive speed by one of the parties contributed to the severity of the accident. They can also canvass the area to see if any local business has security cameras that may have caught the accident within the angle of view of the security system. Finally always request that the vehicle be preserved – newer model vehicles had a data recording device that will tell speed and other telemetric information such as steering input and brake force at the time of accident. ”
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