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Jacksonville Sheriff's Office seeking semi-truck driver in traffic crash

2:01 PM, Jun 25, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating a Monday traffic crash in Springfield that left a man in a motorized wheelchair with life-threatening injuries.

The man was on the sidewalk at the corner of 8th and Pearl Streets when the semi, which was traveling westbound on 8th Street, went to turn right onto Pearl.

The truck's rear tires went up onto the curb and knocked the man from his wheelchair, according to a release from JSO Public Information Officer Shannon Hartley. The man was taken to UF Health at Jacksonville with life-threatening injuries.

The truck is described as a red tractor pulling a dirty white trailer with blue or black cursive writing on the trailer's rear doors.

JSO is looking for a gold vehicle that may have tried to get the semi to pull over.

Anyone who has any information in regards to the identity or location of either vehicles or their drivers is asked to contact the JSO at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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