Driver Killed After Hit-and-Run Crash Near NAS Jacksonville
According to preliminary reports from Florida Highway Patrol Master Sgt. Dylan Bryan, a yet-to-be-identified driver was killed early yesterday morning after he crashed his vehicle into a safety barrier at Naval Air Station Jacksonville on Birmingham Avenue.
Early details from members of the Florida Highway Patrol operating in Duval County indicate that it was shortly after 6 a.m. on September 15, 2022, when a man was driving a dark blue Nissan Altima rental car near the intersection of Roosevelt Boulevard and Timuquana Road in Jacksonville. As he proceeded to pass through the intersection, he struck another vehicle and fled the scene of the accident in the southbound direction down Birmingham Avenue toward NAS Jacksonville’s Birmingham Gate.
Once the Nissan Altima arrived at the naval gate, it was met by armed guards but the driver continued forward and collided with two other vehicles before his car was stopped by large security barriers surrounding the Birmingham Gate entrance. The impact from the last crash was so forceful that it caused severe injuries to the driver and he passed away at the scene.
Since the fatal auto accident occurred at a military base, several law enforcement agencies are currently investigating this case, including officials with the U.S. Department of the Navy Police, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, and the Florida Highway Patrol.
Although the other motorist involved in the first hit-and-run collision claimed to be unharmed at the time, injuries like whiplash and internal trauma will frequently manifest themselves over the following days and weeks. This is why it’s so important to visit your primary care physician immediately after you’re involved in an accident. Then, depending on the outcome of your exam, you should consider contacting a knowledgeable and reliable personal injury attorney to help you financially recover from pain & suffering, expensive medical bills, and wages lost from missed time at work.
Since 1977, Florida personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham has been compassionately fighting for the rights of victims who have been severely injured in an auto accident. If you would like to schedule a free 30-minute case evaluation, please contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY to speak with an associate.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.