Crash seriously injures 2 children on Moncrief Road near Golfair Boulevard: JSO

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – At least three people including children are in serious condition Saturday after a traffic accident involving a truck and car at Moncrief Road and Golfair Boulevard, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

The crash happened just before 2:30 p.m. According to JSO, a truck was traveling on Moncrief Road as it approached the light near the Golfair Boulevard intersection. A car, which had five passengers inside, was making a left turn onto Golfair Boulevard when the truck crashed into the car’s right side, causing the truck to overturn and two children from the car to be ejected.

Witnesses told News4JAX that one of the children who was ejected was underneath the car, and they had to work to lift the car to save the child.

According to police, both vehicles had the green light, but they believe the car is likely at fault for the crash because the truck had the right of way while the car was supposed to yield to oncoming traffic.

The crash was caught on surveillance video at MJ’s Tire Shop.

JSO said Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department took three children and an adult to the hospital. Two of the children were in serious condition, and the adult had life-threatening injuries. The other child had non-life-threatening injuries.

The other adult in the car did not need medical attention, according to JSO.

The truck driver suffered minor injuries and remained on the scene until police concluded their investigation.

JSO closed off all lanes on Moncrief Road from West 33rd Street to West 36th Street to continue an investigation. Lanes have since reopened.

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Khalil Maycock joined the News4JAX team in November 2022 after reporting in Des Moines, IA.