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Pedestrian Hit and Killed by Pickup in Jacksonville

Jonathan Hernandez8 months ago

A pedestrian was hit and killed by a pickup truck on Atlantic Boulevard in Jacksonville.

Details about the Fatal Pedestrian Accident

News 4 Jacksonville is reporting that a pedestrian was hit and killed by a pickup truck on Atlantic Boulevard near Kingman Avenue on Thursday evening, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

The Jacksonville Police have also stated that the accident was reported at about 10 a.m., and forced the closure of all eastbound lanes on Atlantic Boulevard for several hours. Police have also said that the male victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The identity of the victim has not been released at this time.

The driver of the truck that hit the man is fully cooperating with authorities in the investigation. No charges are expected to be filed in the accident, but the Sheriff’s Office traffic homicide unit continues to investigate.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of pedestrians involved in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 4,735 people who were killed in pedestrian accidents in the United States.
  • During the same year, there was an average of at least one pedestrian fatality every two hours in the United States.
  • Pedestrians are about 1.5 times more likely to be killed in traffic accidents than occupants of motor vehicles.


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