Car Vs House Crash In Port Charlotte Injures One

Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash with injuries in Port Charlotte after a vehicle ran into a house.

The crash took place as fifty-six year old Port Charlotte resident Betty Legg was northbound on Harbor Blvd closing on Sheldon Ave.

For reasons yet to be determined, Legg swerved off the pavement and drove directly into a house.

Legg was critically injured in the crash and was flow by helicopter to Lee Memorial Trauma Center.

Authorities has stated they do not suspect alcohol as a factor and are looking for anyone who might have more information about the accident.

DUI Crash Kills Cyclist In Bradenton

Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal crash involving a cyclist and a SUV Sunday evening.

The collision happened at roughly eight in the afternoon as sixty-seven year old Daniel Lord of Bradenton was cycling on Cortez Road, attempting to cross from the westbound lanes to the eastbound side of the road.

At the same time thirty year old Eric Brenner also of Bradenton was driving his Jeep Grand Cherokee eastward on Cortez Road approaching 102nd street.

As Brenner drove down Cortez, he failed to see Lord crossing the roadway on his bicycle and crashed into Lord, striking the cyclist on the right side with the front of his SUV.

Lord had not been wearing a helmet during the crash and died from his injuries at the scene.

Police have stated that alcohol was a factor in the crash and that Brenner will be charged with driving under the influence.

Head-On Collision On State Road 64 Injures One

Florida Highway Patrol Announced a crash with injuries on S.R.64.

The collision happened as forty-two year old Nickolay Nikolav of Sarasota drove a Volvo tractor-trailer westbound on State Road 64. At approximately 5:50 in the evening a 2013 Kia Forte driven by twenty one year old Punta Gord resident Bittany Yancy, gradually drove out of the eastbound lanes where the vehicle crashed head on with the heavy truck.

The resulting crash critically injured Yancy and she was transported to Blake Medical Center for treatment.

Troopers noted both drivers were wearing seat belts and that Yancy would be cited for failing to maintain lane.

Downtown Sarasota Roundabout Crash Kills Motorcyclist

 Police in Sarasota announced a fatal motorcycle accident downtown.

At roughly 1:45 in the morning 27 year old Alaska native motorcyclist Aleksandr was riding a motorcycle eastbound on Main Street and entered the roundabout at Main Street and Orange.

Witnesses stated that  Aleksandr may have been traveling too fast causing him to fail to negotiate the turn. Aleksandr collided with the roundabout and was thrown from his motorcycle. Aleksandr died as a result of his injuries.

Police are investigating if alcohol was a factor in the  crash.

Pedestrian Critically Injured After Bradenton Hit And Run

 Authorities reported a woman from Sarasota was struck by a vehicle Thursday night in a hit and run.

The crash took place at approximately ten thirty at night as forty two year old Jessica Bosse was attempting to cross15th Street not far from 59th. According to witnesses she was hit by a white van with a male driver and male passenger.

The driver of the van fled the scene after pausing in a nearby parking lot.

Bosse was critically injured in the crash and taken to Blake medical center for treatment.

Police are active looking for the hit and run drivers and have asked anyone with knowledge of the incident to call 1-239-938-1800.

Fatal St. Petersburg Motorcycle Crash Closes 16th Avenue N

St. Petersburg Police reported a fatal crash between a vehicle and a motorcyclist on 16th Street North.

The accident took place near the intersection of 16th Avenue North and 22nd Avenue North at roughly eleven O’Clock in the morning.

16th Avenue North was temporarily closed as Police investigated the accident and crews cleared the roadway.

The motorcyclist who died of injuries sustained in the crash has not yet been identified by authorities.

Homeless Cyclist Struck and Killed In North Port

North Port Police reported a fatal accident early morning on South Tamiami Trail at North Port Blvd.

The accident happened at roughly six in the morning as a man identified only as a homeless, forty-eight year old male was riding a bicycle south on Tamiami trail in the early morning darkness with no lights. The man was struck by a tractor-trailer driving down the south lanes.

The truck driver stopped phoned the authorities and attempted CPR on the injured cyclist. However the victim died from his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bradenton Man Run Down Crossing State Road 70

Twenty Four Year Old Eugene Williams was struck by four different vehicles while attempting to cross State Road 70 at roughly 10:30 p.m.

The accident happened when Williams tried to cross S.R. 70 after dark and was hit initially by a vehicle driven by seventy three year old Hildry Grace from Riverview Florida.

After being struck by Grace’s car, Williams was subsequently hit by vehicles driven by twenty five year old Albert Parente from Bradenton, and two other vehicles that fled the scene.

Williams died from his injuries.

Police have stated that alcohol was not a factor in the accident and they have asked anyone with knowledge of the other vehicles involved contact them at 941-751-8350.

 

Three injured in SR 64 crash

Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash with injuries on State Road 64 in Manatee County.

The accident happened as fifty four year old Scott Beatty of Sarasota was driving on S.R . 64 and approaching the intersection with Rye Road.

As Beatty closed on the intersection 85 year old Ronald Uden of Parrish was at the intersection on Rye Road. Uden pulled out from Rye Road attempting to make a left turn onto S.R. 64 but failed to yield to the oncoming car being driven by Beatty.

The two vehicles collided and Uden’s car was overturned by the force of the crash.

Both Ronald Uden and his passenger eighty year old Phyllis Uden were critically injured in the crash and was taken to Blake Medical Center for treatment.

Scott Beatty suffered minor injuries in the accident.

Ronald Uden was charged with failing to yield at a stop sign.

Truck Accident Kills Hillsborough Businessman Lance Ringhaver

Florida Highway Patrol announced prominent businessman and philanthropist Land Ringhaver was killed during a collision with a semi truck.

Local business man credited with helping to bring the Tampa Bay Rays and one of the original team owners was killed during an accident with a tractor trailer.

The crash occurred just after 8:30 p.m. in Palm River-Clair Mel as seventy six year old Lance Ringhaver from Apollo Beach drove southbound in the center lane of U.S. 41 in his Infiniti sedan.

At the same time thirty-eight year old Tampa truck driver Isbel Guzman was attempting to make a U-turn across U.S. 41. Guzman failed to complete the turn which blocked the oncoming lanes with the semi trailer.

Ringhaver did not have time to avoid the collision and the luxury sport sedan slammed into the trailer becoming pinned under the truck.

Guzman was cited by authorities for failing to yield right of way.