Earlier last month in a Jacksonville court, a 34-year-old man was sentenced to 20 years in jail after he was convicted of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. According to one local news source, the accident took place back on November 10 of last year, at around 12:35 in the morning.
Evidently, the victim was a 37-year-old man who was riding on a scooter in the outside lane of Normandy Boulevard, near Stratton Road. The rider of the scooter was struck from behind by a Nissan Pathfinder. After the collision, the driver of the Pathfinder allegedly failed to stop and check to see if the accident victim was in need of emergency medical treatment.
It wasn’t until a few hours later that the man called Florida Highway Patrol and turned himself in after explaining what happened. As it turned out, he didn’t have a valid driver’s license at the time of the accident.