Rear-End Crash On 15th St. East Injures Sarasota Man

Florida Highway Patrol announced a man was seriously injured in a crash late Friday.

According to the report, the crash took place at roughly 11:30p.m. Friday night as fifty one year old Douglas Cutrona from Bradenton was stopped in the southbound lane of 15th Street East at the intersection with 57th Avenue East. While Cutrona was waiting at the intersection in his Crown Victoria, thirty three year old Victor Martinez was approaching the intersection from behind in a Toyota Camry.

For reasons not reported Vargas did not come to a stop and crashed into the rear of the Crown Victoria, a full-sized sedan.

The force of the collision caused Vargas to sustain serious injuries and first responders transported him to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for treatment.

Cutrona escaped the accident with only minor injuries and the FHP have stated the accident remains under investigation.