Florida Highway Patrol reported a woman from Port Charlotte was killed when she was ejected from her car during a crash on McCall Road.
The woman was driving a 2000 GMC Jimmy on McCall Road near the intersection of Fieldcrest Lane and apparently struck the curb with the right front tire of the SUV. The woman attempted to get the full sized SUV back under control by attempting to steer the vehicle back to the center of the road.
The driver however over corrected causing the vehicle to spin into the median. After entering the median the tires of the sideways sliding SUV bit into the turf of the median causing it to to overturn several times.
The driver was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the SUV. The woman was taken to Englewood Memorial Hospital where she was declared dead.Officials stated the crash was still under investigation and it has not yet been determined if alcohol was a factor.
Florida Highway Patrol stated a crash between a pick up truck and a parked car that has resulted in a man from North Port suffering serious injuries.
The accident took place Thursday near the intersection of Birchwood street and Prospect when Robert Jackson, a 55 year old from north Port was driving east on Prospect. The pickup truck Jackson was driving veered to the right suddenly, Jackson turned the wheel sharply to the left to steer back on the road but caused the pickup truck to loose control and run off the road on the left side.
The sharp change in direction contributed to the Ford pickup overturning and rotating in mid air. The truck landed on it’s wheels but crashed into a parked car.
FHP troopers said that Jackson was not wearing his seat belt during the accident,and as a result was seriously injured during the crash and was flown to Lee Memorial Hospital reported to be in critical condition.
A motorcyclist from Punta Gorda died Monday from injuries sustained during a crash in Charlotte county that occurred Sunday.
Florida Highway Patrol reported the accident took place when Paul Ruleford was riding his Suzuki motorcycle on Bryan Way heading towards U.S. 17 with a young rider on another motorcycle. At around quarter to 6p.m. the young rider turned and headed off the road.
Ruleford followed but lost control of his motorcycle and was thrown from the bike at speed onto the roadway.
Ruleford, not wearing his helmet at the time of the accident, suffer severe injuries and was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Monday afternoon, Ruleford died from his injuries while under care at Lee Memorial
Florida Highway Patrol reported an serious car crash early Tuesday morning that has claimed at least one life.
Troopers stated that the accident occurred at roughly 6:15 in the morning at the intersection of St. Pierre Road and Tamiami Trail in Punta Gorda Florida.
FHP has not yet released full details of the accident but the wreckage from the crash has blocked the southbound lanes of Tamiami Trail. First responders had routed traffic to St. Pierre Road as a detour while the accident was investigated and the wreckage cleared from U.S. 41.
Florida Highway Patrol reported an accident with injuries in Port Charlotte. A man from south Florida was critically injured after he drove into a stopped truck Friday evening.
The accident happened when Woodrow Hough was driving east on county road 74 towards the intersection with Bronco Road and rapidly approached a truck that was stopped at the intersection.
Hough apparently did not see the stopped truck in time and was unable to avoid crashing into the rear of the truck. The resulting collision seriously injured Hough and he was flown to Lee Memorial Hospital.
The driver of the stopped truck, Daryl Scott was waiting for for traffic to pass when the 2007 International was struck from behind by the Ford F-150 driven by Hough. Scott was unharmed in the crash and FHP stated as of yet no charges have been filed however the crash is still under investigation.
A motorcycle vs. Jeep accident in Punta Gorda leaves Port Charlotte man seriously hurt.
Florida Highway Patrol reported Thursday that at 12:30 JImmy Josyln a seventy one year old from Port Charlotte was riding his Harley-Davidson aproaching the intersection of Shreve Street and Olympia Avenue when he collided with a Jeep Wrangler.
The Jeep was driven by Nanette Leonard a sixty three year old from Punta Gorda. The collision seriously injured Josyln and he was flown to Tampa General for treatment. Leonard was uninjured in the crash, however police are currently investigating the reason for the crash.