A sport utility vehicle ran a red light at the intersection of Altantic Boulevard and St. Johns Bluff Road at 12:40 a.m. Sunday morning and struck a vehicle driven by a 19 year-old woman. The woman suffered critical personal injuries and was taken to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. The driver of the SUV also suffered personal injuries and was taken to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. Thankfully, both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.
Previously, on this blog we reported on Jacksonville’s most dangerous intersections. All of the major intersections with Altantic and Beach Boulevards are very dangerous with repeated instances of car crashes. Traffic moves very quickly on these roadways and, if a driver, gets distracted for even a brief moment, he or she may miss that a light has changed. I am not sure if defensive driving would have done much for the woman struck as it seems she was blindsided by the truck running the red light. This auto accident serves as a reminder than an auto accident can happen anytime without any warning. Our advice: do your best to drive defensively; buckle up; and buy uninsured motorist coverage.
If you have questions about your rights following a car wreck in or around Duval County, Florida, feel free to call our Jacksonville car accident attorneys for a free consultation.