Two Killed, Three Critically Injured In Bradenton SUV – Pedestrian Crash

Florida Highway Patrol announced a crash in Bradenton resulted in two deaths and three with critical injuries.

The crash took place very early Sunday just prior to three in the morning. While closing on  the intersection of 46th Avenue and 30th St. West,  twenty nine year old Gaston Hernan from Bradenton,  in his Full-sized SUV Nissan Armada, the road curved to the right but failed to negotiate the turn.

Crash location at 46th Avenue West and 30th Street West Bradenton FL

Hernan was northbound and apparently crossed into the southbound lanes while attempting to negotiate the turn. As the SUV swerved across the lane into the west side of the road it struck a tree at speed. The force of the crash caused the full-sized Nissan Armada to overturn and momentum carried the heavy SUV into a parking lot.

As the SUV tumbled into the parking lot it crashed into a pair of pedestrians before colliding with a parked car.  The SUV hit the parked car with enough force to smash the car into two more vehicles in the parking lot before the SUV finally came to rest.

The impact pushed all three of the parked vehicles into a building on the other side of the parking lot.

Hernan, the driver of the SUV as well as a passenger, twenty one year old Marco Garcia from Bradenton died from injuries sustained in the crash. The other passengers in the Nissan SUV, twenty six year old Julio De La Torre and thirty seven year old Roberto Villalta Mejia also suffered serious injuries and were taken to Blake Medical Center.

Remarkably, pedestrian thirty seven year old  Lovell Farmer of Bradenton sustained only minor injuries during the accident however pedestrian Miya Farmer a thirty six year old also from Bradenton was critically injured and transported to Blake Medical Center for medical treatment.

Bicycle vs Pickup Crash Critically Injures Man From Port Charlotte

The report from Florida Highway Patrol stated that a Dodge Ram pickup truck crashed into a motorized bicycle on Tamiami Trail in port Charlotte.

The crash took place as the twenty five year old Andrew Toner from Port Charlotte was trying to cross Tamiami Trail near Elkcam Blvd. At the same time fourty nine year old Anthony Maiello, also from Port Charlotte, was heading south on Tamiami Trail in his Ram pickup truck.

Toner road into the path of the oncoming Dodge Ram,  Maiello attempted to avoid a crash but there was not enough time to stop. The force of the crash resulted in Toner sustaining critical injuries and he was taken by helicopter to Lee Memorial Hospital for emergency medical treatment.

Toner was not wearing a helmet during the accident. Traffic was stopped for roughly 60 minutes while crews and police responded to the crash.

Motorcycle vs Semi Crash Killes One

Tampa Police announced a man was killed as a result of a crash between a motorcycle and a tractor-trailer.

The fatal crash took place at the intersection of Howard Avenue and Kennedy Blvd. Tampa police reported witnesses saw the motorcyclist run a red light and then crash into the truck. The crash happened at roughly two in the morning.

The force of the impact threw the motorcyclist from the bike killing the rider.

DUI Crash Lands Sarasota Man In Serious Condition

Drunk driver causes mini-van crash with injuries on S.R. 72.

Florida Highway Patrol reported that eighty year-old Lee Fleming turned onto the westbound lanes of Clark Road at the intersection with Sawyer Road when he was hit by a Nissan Sienna traveling at speed on Clark.

The accident took place at roughly 4:45 in the afternoon when Lee Fleming entered Clark road from a green light on Sawyer Road. As Fleming drove onto to the westbound lanes of Clark he turned into the left hand lanes and was hit by a speeding Nissan Sienna mini-van.

The driver of the Nissan, twenty three year old Oscar Ovalles was traveling at speed down the westbound lanes on Clark road and ran the red light at Sawyer. As he sped through the light, Fleming pulled into the lane Ovalles was traveling in and the two vehicle crashed violently.

At the last moment Fleming saw the approaching Nissan and attempted to turn away but was unable to avoid the collision. The crash resulted in both Fleming and Ovalles being taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Fleming was in serious condition while Ovalles only sustained minor injuries. Police arrested and charged Ovalles with driving under the influence with serious bodily injury and violation of a traffic signal.

Englewood Motorcycle Crash Leaves Rider In Critical Condition

A motorcyclist was in critical condition after a collision with a minivan in Englewood.

Authorities stated that at roughly nine fifty in the morning, the rider of a 1986 Honda motorcycle was stopped in the southbound lanes at the intersection of North Indiana Avenue and East Dearborn Street waiting in the left turn lane during a green light.

As a Chrysler Town and Country minivan approached from the southbound lanes the motorcycles attempted to turn left,failing to yield to the oncoming minivan.

The two vehicles crashed in the intersection. The rider of the Honda, only identified as a 59 year old male, was not wearing a helmet and was thrown from the motorcycle where he was critically injured. First responders transported the motorcyclist to Blake Memorial Hospital in Bradenton. The driver of the Chrysler was not harmed in the crash.

Pickup Crashes Into Motorcycle In Sarasota

Florida Highway Patrol announced a collision between a pickup truck and a motorcycle in Sarasota that left the motorcyclist in serious medical condition.

According to FHP the crash took place prior to nine in the evening at the intersection of Fruitville Rd. and U.S. 301.

Witnesses stated that the force of the collision sent the motorcycle’s rider airborne causing the rider to slam into the roadway where they went limp.

Sarasota police responded to the accident and were interviewing witnesses and stated an investigation was ongoing.

The driver of the pickup truck was not harmed in the crash.

Wrong-Way Crash Injures Five In Tampa

FHP troopers announced a disoriented elderly woman traveling the wrong direction on Memorial Highway caused a crash that injured five people.

The crash took place on Memorial Highway close to I-275 as an elderly woman drove her Toyota Corolla the wrong direction heading south on the northbound traffic side.

As she continued in the wrong direction she crashed into an oncoming Ford Explorer injuring the driver of the SUV and all four passengers.

The driver of the Corolla was injured in the crash as well, and all of the injured were taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa for treatment of their injuries.

Single Car Crash In Lakewood Ranch Kills Sarasota Woman

Sarasota Police announced a woman was killed in a single car crash after loosing control of her vehicle.

The crash happened early Sunday Morning shortly after 1:30 a.m. as twenty three year old Carly Cogan was westbound on State Road 70. For reasons unknown as Cogan approached the east side of Lakewood Ranch Blvd., she lost control of her car swerving across the road and crashing into a cement power pole.

Cogan was pronounced dead by first responders at the scene of the crash.

Pedestrian Accident In Clearwater Injures Two

Clearwater Police announced that two pedestrians where injured after being struck by a compact SUV Thursday.

The accident took place at roughly five thirty in the morning as forty year-old Washington D.C. native Elizabeth Sandridge attempted to cross Gulf-to-Bay blvd at the intersection with Meadowlark Lane and was struck by an oncoming Mitsubishi Outlander crossover SUV.

Another pedestrian, forty one year old David Schroder from Wilmington North Carolina attempted to get Sandridge to safety but was also hit by the vehicle in the process.

Schroder was brought to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Riverview for medical treatment and Sandridge was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg for her injuries.

Police declined to cite the driver of the Mitsubishi sixty-seven year old Jeffrey Moore with failing to yield right of way due to the fact that both pedestrians were not using a crosswalk.

Bicyclist Hit On Ringling Causeway Driver Flees

Sarasota hit-and-run on Ringling Causeway Injures Cyclists

A hit-and-run crash between a bicyclist and a driver was reported by Sarasota Police.

The crash took place at roughly 10 in the morning as two cyclists, husband and wife, rode along the Ringling Causeway. As they were just west of Bird Key Park heading towards St. Armands Circle the wife was hit by a vehicle.

Witnesses described the vehicle as a Chrysler 300 painted light blue. The driver of the Chrysler was said to be an elderly woman of caucasian descent.

The cyclist suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries as a result of the crash.

The force of the collision resulted in the Chrysler being dented in and having a ruptured tire, while the driver of the car fled the scene, she was later located by authorities and is facing changes of leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.

Sarasota police are further investigating the crash.