Head On Crash in Sarasota Critically Injures Man From Bradenton

A head-on collision between a Hyundai Coup and a Ford F-150 pickup truck has left a man in critical condition.

Florida Highway Patrol stated the crash happened Sunday evening after 8:30 east of the Bobby Jones Golf Club in Sarasota. Jacob Miller, a 19 year old from Bradenton, was driving north on Richardson Way in a Hyundai Tiburon approaching a sweeping curve in the road. Miller did not negotiate the turn, swerved out of his lane and into the path of the oncoming F-150 driven by John Carlson, 21, of Sarasota. The two vehicles collided head-on.

Both Miller and passenger McKenzie Peterson,  were wearing seat belts and suffered non-life threatening injuries. However a second passenger who was not wearing a seat belt and identified only as a 21 year old male, was in critical condition and flown to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.

The driver of the pick up truck, John Carlson, 21 from Sarasota and passenger Hallie Matthews twenty years of age also from Sarasota, were both wearing seat belts and did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

Car Crash Kills Woman From Parrish

A woman from Parrish Florida was killed when her sedan collided with a utility pole.

Florida Highway Patrol reported that Ashleigh Bond a twenty-one year old from Parrish, was driving east on Cortez road around four in the morning.

As Bond came upon the intersection of 44th Ave. and Cortez road, she lost control of her car. In an attempt to get the car righted Bond over-steered causing the car to spin.

As the car spun it crashed into a utility pole at speed. Despite wearing her seat belt Bond was killed in the crash.

Box Truck, SUV Crash On I-75 Injuring Two At Fruitville

Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash with injuries on interstate 75 near the Fruitville Road exit.

The crash took place just prior to 7:30 a.m. as a box truck and a  sport utility vehicle drove south approaching the interchange with Fruitville road. For reasons not yet released by FHP the box truck smashed into the rear of the SUV.

After crashing into the SUV the Box Truck drove off the side of the highway and crashed into a tree.

Nahshon Smith a 36 year old from Bradenton was flown to Blake Medical Center for treatment and 27 year old Derek Smith, a passenger in the box truck was also injured in the crash.

The driver of the Sport Utility Vehicle, Michael Yencik, a fourty-one year old from Lakewood Ranch was unharmed in the crash and none of the passengers were hurt as well.

Troopers stated charges were pending in crash.

Traffic Accident With Fatality Closes US 41 In Punta Gorda

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported an accident that resulted in a death in Punta Gorda.

The crash took place close to Pine Trail Road on the southbound lanes of U.S. 41 early morning. Southbound lanes were blocked for several hours untill crews had cleared the wreckage at 10:am.

The identities of those involved and further details of the crash have not yet been released.

Bicyclist In Bradenton Injured In Crash

An accident in Bradenton left a bicyclist injured on State Road 70.

Authorities in Bradenton reported the crash happened shortly after 10 p.m. when Jeffrey Thomson a fifty four year old from Bradenton was riding his bicycle east on State Road 70 inside the center lane.

As Thompson approached 18th Street Court East a driver in a Honda Accord was also approaching from the east. Authorities stated that for reasons unknown Thompson swerved  into the path of the oncoming Honda and was struck by the car.

Thompson was hit by the right front of the car and sustained serious injuries and was taken to Blake Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

Florida Highway Patrol cited Thompson for not riding to the far right. The driver of the Honda Accord was nor injured in the accident.

Pedestrian Struck and Injured By Vehicle In Sarasota

Sarasota Police announced a woman was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross Fruitville road near Lime and Shade Avenues shortly after seven in the morning.

Witnesses stated that the woman had tried to run across Fruitville outside of a crosswalk area and was hit.

The force of the impact caused severe injuries and the woman, only descried as an adult female, was flown to an area hospital in serious condition.

The accident caused the westbound lanes of Fruitville Road to be closed while police investigated the crash. Sarasota Police continue to investigate the accident and the status of the woman has not yet been updated.

Boy From Palmetto In Serious Condition After Freight Truck Crash

Florida Highway patrol reported a five year old from Palmetto was in serious condition after being involved in a traffic accident.

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The crash happened when Ralph Johnson Jr., a fifty five year old from Ellenton was driving a freight truck on 16th Avenue East in Palmetto when he approached a red light. Johnson chose to run the light and speed into the intersection.

At the same time a 2007 Toyota Camry being driven by Jessica Gonzalez, a twenty-six year old from Palmetto had the green light and proceeded into the intersection of 29th Street East and 16th Ave. East.

The right front of the fright truck smashed into the left front of the Toyota Camry. The force of the impact caused a five-year old passenger,  in the Camry to be thrown from the car through a side window on to the road as the car slid to a stop.

FHP troopers said Adam Aguilar, the boy who was ejected from the  car, had not been secured in a seat belt or car seat at the time of the crash. Aguilar was rushed to All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg for medical treatment.

Gonzalez, and another passenger in the Camry a seven year old, were also injured in the crash and taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The driver of the freight truck was unharmed in the accident, FHP troopers cited Johnson for running the red light and Gonzalez was cited for having a child not properly restrained while driving.

Another Deadly Wrongway Crash In Florida On I-275

A car heading the wrong way on interstate 275 in Tampa crashed into a semi truck Sunday.

The violent head on crash killed all three including two passengers and the driver of the car. Florida Highway Patrol  identified the victims as Gabrielle and Lakritra Lanier from Tampa and John Pierson from Riverview.

Troopers said the truck had been hauling oil products and the driver of the truck was unharmed in the crash.

FHP is investigating whether or not alcohol was involved. Since February of 2014 there have been four wrong way crashes on I- 275, all with fatalities.

The results from the lab are not expected for at least six weeks.