Person in wheelchair critically injured in accident

All northbound lanes of New Kings Road were closed due to the crash

By Kristin Cason - Assignment editor
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A person in a wheelchair is critical condition after an accident on New Kings Road near Edgewood Avenue on Thursday evening.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, a tractor-trailer struck an adult in wheelchair at 5900 New Kings Road at 8:27 p.m.

Rescue transported the victim to UF Health Jacksonville with possible life-threatening injuries. 

The truck driver remained on scene and was cooperating with investigators.

Police do not have any witnesses as of Thursday night.

There is a crosswalk at the intersection of Edgewood Avenue and New Kings Road, but police did not say if the pedestrian was crossing the street.

Traffic homicide investigators were investigating to determine the cause of the accident.

All northbound lanes of New Kings Road were closed due to the crash.

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