According to a news report from Jacksonville, a woman was struck by a car after trying to remove garbage bin that fell on Gate Parkway.
The woman whose identity has not been made public was trying to retrieve a garbage bin after it fell out of the back of a landscaping truck. She was struck and killed by a car on Gate Parkway at Deerwood, authorities said.
A spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol said, a landscaping truck lost part of its load and dropped a garbage bin onto the roadway near Burnt Mill Road prior to the accident. He added that the female driver walked into the roadway to recover the garbage bin when a black Toyota Corolla crashed into the woman.
According to the spokesperson, the Corolla driver tried to swerve to avoid hitting the woman, but wasn’t able to avoid striking her.
Report says the car involved in the crash had significant front-end damage.
No other details were immediately released as further investigation is ongoing.
Glen Levine, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash: “This is a terrible tragedy that happened in Jacksonville. We hope that the family of the deceased acts quickly and reaches out to an experienced auto accident attorney. They will help guide them through this difficult process.”
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