Woman charged in hit-and-run of 2 people at Jax Beach bus stop

Car crashed into bus shelter in front of Jacksonville Beach City Hall

Mug Shot - Taylor D. Wells

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – A woman is facing several charges after a crash that seriously injured two people sitting at a bus stop early Saturday morning in Jacksonville Beach.

The Jacksonville Beach Police Department said Taylor Wells, 25, struck a car in the intersection of First Avenue North and Third Street North around 1:40 a.m. Police said her car veered toward City Hall and struck a JTA bus stop bench where two people were sitting.

Investigators said three people in the car ran from the scene but were detained shortly after.

Wells was arrested and faces the following charges:

  • DUI causing serious bodily injury
  • Leaving the scene without rendering aid
  • DUI causing damage to person or property  (2 counts)
  • DUI driving under the influence
  • Driving while license suspended
  • Careless driving
  • The two people injured at the bus stop were transported to a hospital with serious injuries but were expected to survive. Police have not released the victims' names or conditions.