12 Year Old Dead After Being Struck By Vehicle Walking to School – Jacksonville Car Accident Lawyer
A 12 year old boy was struck by an SUV while crossing the street on his way to Mayport Middle School yesterday morning. Hunter walking with several other friends when a vehicle struck him in the intersection. Hunter was rushed to the hospital where he later passed away.
Hunter’s best friend was walking with him and had to witness the whole event. He said he heard the vehicle beep its horn, but at that point it was too late. The driver of the vehicle is cooperating with police and there has been no news if there will be any charges.
Other individuals who are familiar with the intersection stated that it has become increasingly dangerous, and that there has seemed to be an uptick in accidents. Furthermore, they stated that the crossing light can sometimes be confusing.
Please be careful out there. Whether you are operating a vehicle, a bicycle, or a pedestrian we owe it to each other to be careful at all times and make sure we are not distracted.
If you or someone you know has been injured by the negligence of another, please call Cagan & Cagan today at (904) 990-4747 for a free consultation.