A Jacksonville, Florida woman was reportedly struck and killed by a garbage truck yesterday morning. The car accident occurred on Hart Expressway between Beach and University Boulevards. According to reports, the woman was running across the freeway and stepped in front of the garbage truck, which then hit her. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Her name has yet to be released as authorities work to identify her and inform family of the death.
No one else was hurt in the accident. Officials say that no charges have been filed against the garbage truck driver, although reporters indicated he was visibly shaken after the incident. Northbound lanes near University Boulevard remained closed until around 2 p.m., and police set up a detour for traffic,
This was not the only pedestrian car accident to occur in Jacksonville yesterday. Just a few hours earlier, at approximately 6:30 a.m., a hit-and-run occurred in the 6900 block of Atlantic Boulevard, where an unknown entity in an unknown vehicle struck a pedestrian. The driver fled the scene after striking the pedestrian, who was transported to Shands Jacksonville Hospital. The victim reportedly suffered life-threatening injuries. It is not clear whether he or she was able to give a description of the driver or vehicle, or whether the accident was a potential result of a DUI.