Rear-End Collision in St. Johns County Kills Two

Two men died when the pickup truck they were riding in on Interstate 95 collided with the back of another northbound vehicle. The collision happened around 2:10 a.m. Wednesday morning, November 9. The 40-year-old driver was from Lowell, Mass., and for some reason he rear-ended the SUV. Neither the truck driver nor his passenger, a 39-year-old from New Hampshire, were wearing seat belts. When the pickup hit the car ahead of it, it lost control, rotated, and then rolled. Both men inside the truck were ejected and the driver died at the scene. His passenger went to Shands in Jacksonville where he died. The woman driving the SUV was not injured. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), she was wearing a seat belt. The collision happened one mile north of U.S. 1.

Our condolences go out to the families involved. Fortunately, the woman whose vehicle was rear-ended was buckled in or we could be reporting on more casualties. This article in the Florida Times-Union does not say what may have caused one vehicle to drive into another. All three involved in this car crash were from out of town. Were they unfamiliar with the roadways outside of Jacksonville? Was there adequate lighting? Was distracted driving involved? Was DUI involved?

The Farah & Farah law firm has seen countless examples of one driver minding their own business when suddenly they are involved in an auto accident. Often it is not their fault. In fact, they may have no idea what happened. That’s when it is essential to have a personal injury law firm on your side to investigate the cause of the accident and to determine the at-fault party who will be responsible for compensating the victim for their losses. The Florida car accident attorneys of Farah & Farah are just a phone call away at 1 (800) 533-3555.