A vicious dog bite attack sent a 73-year-old woman to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The attack occurred in Hastings on Luther Beck Road just south of Jacksonville. Tammy Degoyler was attacked on her own property by two Rottweilers. When police arrived on the scene the dogs were acting aggressively to the police officers. The officers were forced to shoot the dogs in self-defense. One dog died at the scene the other dog was taken to the veterinarian. Days before this vicious dog attack Tammy Degoyler and her husband were on the local news. Sadly, the couple had battled a leaky roof since hurricane Matthew in 2016. After 4 years of mold, mildew and leaky roof problems they were finally in the process of getting a new roof. A local non-profit group had taken on the project. Tammy Degoyler was well aware of the dangerous dogs on her road and warned all of the roofers to watch out for the dog. Neighbors in the area had also experienced issues with the vicious dogs. Fortunately, Tammy Degoyler has pulled through the most critical hours. She will undergo physical therapy. She suffered deep lacerations to her back and arms from the dog bites. It sounds like Tammy did everything she could to protect herself and probably saved her own life by protecting her face and head. We are sad to know that a neighborhood was held hostage by vicious dogs escaping their fence and roaming the area. If you or a loved one has been attacked by a vicious dog call our office for a Free Consultation. If you have serious injuries our Personal Injury Attorneys can help you with legal issues and medical bills connected with a dog bitting incident.
A Jacksonville pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck by a car on Thursday afternoon. The accident occurred on 103rd street at the I-295 exit. A black vehicle was exiting off I-295 when they struck another vehicle that was stopped at a traffic light. The black vehicle did not stop but continued on hitting a pedestrian on the sidewalk. The Florida Highway Patrol was in the area checking for seat belt violations when the accident occurred. They were forced to Taser the driver who was attempting to flee the scene. The pedestrian has life threatening injuries. The driver of the black vehicle was taken to the hospital. The driver of the black vehicle will most likely be facing multiple charges. Another attempted hit-and-run in our area but The Florida Highway Patrol was in the right place at the right time to apprehend this careless driver.
Three fatal accidents occurred this weekend all three unrelated separate accidents in Jacksonville have left heartbreak for the families and many unanswered questions for the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. The first of this tragic string of accidents a hit-and-run occurred Saturday morning on Atlantic Blvd. at Acme Street when Fransico Antunez attempted to cross Atlantic Blvd he was struck by a vehicle. According to a witness, a vehicle in the right hand lane struck Antunez slowed down and then fled the scene. Police are asking any potential witnesses to please come forward. The second fatal pedestrian accident in this tragic story occurred Saturday night. Jose Irizarry was struck by a vehicle on Beach Blvd. near DeSalvo Road. The victim had already died from injuries sustained in the accident when police arrived at the scene. The driver in this accident stopped to help and is cooperating with the police investigation. The final Jacksonville pedestrian fatality this weekend occurred Sunday morning around 8:44 a.m. on Matthews Bridge. Ricky Dailey was walking east on the Matthews Bridge when a vehicle struck the 29 year old man from behind propelling his body over the railing of the bridge to the embankment below. The victim was found on Victoria Street where he had fallen. Dailey sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. The driver fled the scene after striking Dailey. Police believe they may have found a possible vehicle but the accident is still under investigation. They are requesting that anyone with any information about an accident on the ramp or bridge Sunday morning to please call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500. If you have information about either of the hit-and-run accidents in this article please contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office they need your help to locate the drivers involved.
A tragic pedestrian accident has claimed the life of 74 year old George Maxell Point on Saturday. George Maxwell was busy planning a garage sale placing signs along County Road 218 in Middleburg as he stepped onto the highway he was struck by a Toyota Camry. The accident is still under investigation. Neighbors have sited speed as an issue on that highway. The speed limit is 45 but many drivers reportedly exceed the speed limit on County Road 218 in Middleburg. Sadly, pedestrian accidents in the Jacksonville area continue to escalate.
Yulee, Florida was the scene of a fatal auto accident Saturday around 6 p.m. on I-95 right at the Georgia Florida line. The victim was a 12 year old girl. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Ruth Binkley was driving South on I-95 when she steered into the emergency lane and then abruptly steered back into traffic striking a Chevrolet Suburban causing the Suburban to flip over. The victim Grace Force, was ejected from the Suburban she was riding in. Grace Force was transported to the hospital where she died. The other passengers in the Suburban were treated for injuries which appeared to be minor. Binkley and her passenger did not appear to be injured. Florida Highway Patrol did not know what caused Binkley to swerve the investigation and cleanup kept the southbound lanes of I-95 closed for hours. Two northbound lanes of I-95 were also closed just south of St Marys Georgia. A difficult weekend for friends and family of the victim it is a solemn reminder as we approach Memorial Day weekend a time when accidents increase on our highways. Take the time to drive carefully, don't drive distracted or intoxicated. Remember life is precious and it only takes a moment to be involved in a life changing mistake. Make sure you and your children are always wearing a seat belt and that small children are in the appropriate car seat for their size and age. When you are in an accident always seek medical attention immediately if you are injured. If you need legal advice call a qualified, experienced Personal Injury Attorney. We offer a Free Consultation with an experienced Personal Injury Attorney.