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.

Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Town ‘N Country Florida

A motorcyclist succumbed to injuries sustained after a collision with car in Town n Country FL.

Police reported that the crash took place at roughly 10 p.m. as 59 year old David Brockert from Homosassa was heading westbound on W Hillsborough.

As Brockert approached the intersection with own ‘N Country Boulevard a car, driven by 46 year old Ileana Echavarria, pulled out from a private driveway and directly into the path of Brockert’s motorcycle.

Brockert was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Echavarria faces charges including failing to yield right of way.

Left-Turn Collision On Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Kills Motorcyclist

Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office announced a fatal crash on Bruce B. Downs Blvd., involving three vehicles.

The crash happened as eighty year old Geraldine Bedford, was traveling north on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and attempted to make a left turn onto University Plaza.

However Bedford failed to yield to oncoming traffic, and drove directly into the path of oncoming motorcyclist twenty year old Kristopher Graham. Graham was followed by another motorcyclist twenty-two year old Antoine Jones.

As Bedford cut across the southbound lanes Graham did not have time to avoid a collision and crashed into the passenger side of Bedford’s vehicle. As as result Jones, who was following Graham then slammed into Graham’s motorcycle.

Motorcyclist Kristopher Graham was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders, however Jones was taken to Florida Hospital Tampa with road rash on his legs and arms.

Single-Car Crash On Woodmere Park Boulevard Injures Man In Venice

Florida Highway Patrol reported a single car crash in Venice that resulted in a seventy nine year old man being critically injured.

Crash took place as Donald Richter was approaching the intersection of Tennyson and Woodmere Park Blvd. Apparently Richter suffered a medical issues while driving and may have blacked out. This caused Richter to cross the roadway, swerving  his 2007 Buick Lucerne left over the westbound lanes before he ran over the curb continued on over the shoulder and crashed into the guardrail.

The impact of the crash resulted in Donald Richter suffering critical injuries. First responders took Richter Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Richter was also traveling with a passenger, sixty three year old Rosemary Richter, however Rosemary Richter was not injured in the crash. Troopers said both driver and passenger were wearing set belts.

Two From Sarasota Killed In Fiery Crash While Fleeing Sarasota Police

Florida Highway Patrol announced that two were killed in a crash after fleeing a traffic stop.

The crash happened after Sarasota Police attempted to stop the driver of a 2007 BMW 750Li  at Washington Ct. and 24th St. in Sarasota. The BMW fled and because of danger to civilians the officers did not pursue.

After fleeing the Sarasota Police officers, the driver of the BMW continued at a high rate of speed heading west on University Parkway and attempted to turn right on to the northbound lanes of U.S. 301 but was going much too fast and failed to negotiate the turn. At roughly 2:30a.m. the speeding BMW crossed over the shoulder and high an embankment at the rail line causing the sedan to be launched into the air.

While airborne the BMW smashed into a railroad support pole and the crashed into another. After hitting the pole head-on the car came out of the air onto a metal guardrail in the median and burst into flames finally coming to a stop. Both driver and passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car had a history of multiple traffic violations including  fleeing officers and driving with a suspended license.