A woman driving on State Road A1A and Palm Valley Road Friday morning hit a bicycle, a scooter and three other vehicles including a St. John’s County Sheriff’s cruiser. The series of car accidents occurred in Ponte Vedra, which is just south of Jacksonville, Florida. Five people, including the driver, were hospitalized with personal injuries.
The bicyclist and driver of one vehicle were airlifted to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center with serious personal injuries. It is unknown at this time whether alcohol played a factor.
Situations such as this remind one of the importance of uninsured motorist insurance coverage. Often irresponsible drivers are irresponsible in other areas of their life, having little or no insurance. Even if the driver at fault had insurance covering personal injuries she might cause in a car accident, her policy limits will, in all likelihood not be enough to cover everyones’ medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
If you have been injured by the carelessness of another driver, please call our Jacksonville car accident attorneys for a free consultation.