A local 18-year-old said he was hit by a mail truck that took off.
Jacob Simmons told Action News Jax none of his attempts to stop the driver worked when he was knocked off his bike on the way to work Wednesday.
“All I could do was yell stop, stop -- and I put my hand up and waved and everything,” he said.
He said he was attempting to cross the plaza entrance at the South Blanding Village on Blanding Boulevard.
According to Simmons, he tried to stop when he saw the driver coming out.
“Whenever he came, he clipped me with his rearview mirror and his left head light,” he said. “It was like your normal mailman just a little which box car that said USPS on the side.”
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According to discharge papers from Orange Park Medical Center, Simmons has a bruised shoulder and ribs.
He also showed Action News Jax’s Beth Rousseau a report he says was given to him by the Clay County deputy who responded to the crash.
Rousseau called the office to get more detail but was told the report wouldn’t be available for 60 days.
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