Interstate 95 runs from along the eastern coast of the United States and through Jacksonville to Miami. The 382 mile section of I-95 in Florida appears to be the most dangerous interstate in the U.S. according to statistics from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
From 2004 to 2998, there were 765 vehicle accident deaths on this portion of the interstate. During that period, there were 100 fatalities in the section of I-95 within the Jacksonville area counties of Nassau, Duval and St. Johns. Jacksonville fared better than nearby Volusia and Brevard counties, which both had a much higher number of deaths than Jacksonville. South Florida also a higher number of fatalities.
According to an FDOT spokesman, the number of fatal auto accidents in Jacksonville may be lower than other areas because of the numerous improvements to the roadway in the Jacksonville area including: imrovements to the Fuller Warren Bridge; widening the interstate to 6 lanes in areas; and the construction of 9A.
If you have questions about your rights regarding any accident in the Jacksonville area including Nassau County, Duval County, St. Johns County and Clay County, please feel free to contact our Jacksonville auto accident laywers for a no-obligation consultation.