A Florida Sheriff’s Deputy was awarded $1.4M for a semi truck hit-and-run accident that left him with lifelong injuries this week. 

The accident happened in December 2015 in Bradford County, Florida.

According to News 4 Jax, Sheriff’s Deputy Clinton Jenkins was driving a county work van on Interstate 95 near downtown Jacksonville when a semi truck left its lane, which caused another vehicle to sideswipe the county van. The truck driver then fled the scene, leaving an injured Jenkins to help the other injured motorist. 

The semi truck was later located by an uninvolved motorist who had caught the whole ordeal on their dash cam. 

Following the wreck, Jenkins was forced to retire from the police force due to his injuries, but he hopes his story will raise awareness for the seriousness of traffic incidents. 

“Clinton Jenkins’ life was forever altered by another driver’s negligence and we are proud to have helped him create a better future,” said Eddie Farah, founder of the law firm.

“I hope my story reminds others of the importance of driver safety and how a single act of carelessness can affect others, possibly for the rest of their lives,” Jenkins said in a statement