Two Separate Automobile Accidents Cause Wrongful Deaths in Jacksonville Florida

Matt Coleman, writer for the Jacksonville Times Union newspaper, posted an article about recent auto accident deaths on Jacksonville Florida roadways.


Donald Jones, age 74, died as a result of a collision with a semi tractor trailer driven by Chadwick Hendrix, 37, who turned into the path of Donald Jones. Mr. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. Since there was a death, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office will conduct a full homicide investigation. It appears that Mr. Jones had the right of way and that Mr. Hendrix should have waited for traffic to clear before attempting his turn. Mr. Jones should have been wearing a seat belt according to Florida law; nevertheless, his family can still pursue a wrongful death case due to the negligence of Mr. Hendrix.

Another accident resulted in the death of a Mary Aguirre, 49, of Phelan California. Erika Schaper, 25, was driving south on Florida 9A, a major roadway in Jacksonville, Florida, when she hoped over the grass median and struck the car driven by Mary Aguirre. Mrs. Aguirre was pronounced dead at Shands Jacksonville Hospital. Dean Aguirre was a passenger in the vehicle and suffered serious injuries received treatment at Memorial Hospital Jacksonville. The Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting a homicide investigation regarding this accident.

State officials are trained to conduct homicide investigations. It may also be helpful for the families to retain a Jacksonville Florida personal injury attorney to investigate these matters as well. A trained and experienced private accident reconstruction expert may provide additional information to assist families with insurance claims for injuries and deaths caused by the negligence of others in Jacksonville Florida automobile accidents and trucking accidents.

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