James Lehosit, a 27 year old promising Jacksonville artist died last Friday in a car crash in Clearwater, Florida. James was a graduate of the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts here in Jacksonville. The Grand Cherokee that James was driving in was hit by a car that ran a stop sign. The Cherokee then rolled over into the path of another car.
“The Dogs of Riverside and Avondale” a book of photographs that James collaborated on with his mom is about to be published. My law office is in the middle of the Riverside area of Jacksonville. I plan on getting a copy of the book and keeping it in my lobby to honor his memory.
SUV, truck and van rollovers account for more than 10,000 fatalities in the United States each year. The high number of rollover accidents are due in part to the popularity of sport utility vehicles (SUVs). According to NHTSA rollover statistics, SUV’s have the highest rollover rate of any class of vehicles with more than 90 percent of the rollovers occuring after the vehicle leaves the pavement and travels onto the shoulder, into a ditch or a ravine. If you have been involved in a rollover crash you should call an attorney as soon as possible to preserve the car or truck as evidence.