While retention pond acidents are a statewide and nationnal problem the local Jacksonville area has seen its' share of these tragic accidents. Recently a young man was killed and and the pasengers were injured when the driver lost control of his vehicle.
Woman Dies in Rentention Pond Accident
A woman was killed yesterday in a Central Florida retention pond when she crashed into the pond and quickly became submerged. If you follow my practice at all you know that this is an issue of great concern to me. I have represented retention pond accident victims in the past and there are far too may deaths as a result of drowning. From the news reports, passers by tried to help but the woman simply could not get out of the vehicle. Read more details about the accident here at News 13. The woman appears to have had other medical issues prior to the crash and may have been unresponsive to attemps to help her.