An unknown driver of a pickup truck is being sought by the Florida Highway Patrol for causing an accident that left a motorcyclist injured.
FHP stated that at roughly 9:30 in the morning an F-150 Ford pickup truck ran the light at the north bound I-75 ramp and University Parkway. The pickup truck drove directly into the path of 35 year old Venice motorcyclist, Jeffrey Rush.
Rush was forced to veer out of the way and lay the bike down to avoid a direct collision with the pick up truck.
The motorcyclist suffered minor injuries during the accident and was taken to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center for treatment
FHP has asked anyone with knowledge of the accident to contact them at 941-751-8355.
An accident earlier in the week involving a cyclist being struck by a van on 10th and central has prove fatal for the Bicyclist.
The accident occurred November the 6th when a twenty year old Victor Foreman from Sarasota was attempting to cross the intersection of 10th and central on his bicycle and was struck by a van. The Van was heading east on tenth and turned into Central directly into the bicyclist, the driver of the van had no time to avoid the crash.
After being hit by the van, Foreman was flown to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for treatment.
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Sarasota Police stated alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash. Foreman later died of his injuries while at Blake Medical Center.
Florida Highway Patrol reported that there was a fatal motorcycle accident on Manatee avenue early Friday.
The accident occurred when 89 year old Ernest Taffin from Bradenton made a left turn from Palma Sola Blvd onto Manatee Avenue directly into the path of motorcyclist Jonathan Frye, a 21 year old from Bradenton. Frye who was heading west in the left hand lanes of SR 64 did not have time to avoid the crash. Frye was wearing a helmet while riding his 2007 Aprilla motorcycle when he crashed into the right side of Taffin’s Mercedes.
Despite the helmet Frye was killed from the impact of the crash.
Florida Highway Patrol reported a motorcycle vs car accident on SR 64 Sunday.
The accident happened when Stephen W. Buron a 45 year old form Myakka City was riding eastbound on his 1999 Harley Davidson at 3:30 in the afternoon. A Lexus sedan stopped in the roadway and slowly turned into a driveway.
Buron failed to stop in time and collided with the lexus. Buron suffered serious injuries and was rushed to Blake Medical Center for treatment.
Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reported that two men struck a bicyclist then assaulted him and proceeded to rob him before fleeing the scene.
The victim, Juan Chavarria, a 40-year old from Bradenton was on his bicycle heading south on 30th street W closing on the 4800 block when he was struck from behind by a vehicle.
Chavarria was thrown onto the road. Two men described as black males proceeded to take Chavarria’s belongings and the punch him in the back of the head.
The incident happened Friday night at around 10:00 p.m. Chavarria was taken to Blake Medical Center for treatment.
Florid Highway Patrol reported a three-vehicle crash Sunday in Bradenton at 9th ST East and 33rd Ave E.
The accident occurred when a motorcyclist, Dustin Krum of Bradenton and a motorist, Ethel Rearn a 76-year-old from Sarasota, were stopped at the intersection, when a Lincoln Navigator approaching the intersection failed to stop and crashed into Krum’s 2006 Honda Italia CB600F motorcycle. The force of the impact shoved the motorcycle into the back of Rearn’s Kia Sedona.
The driver of the Lincoln Navigator, Brandy Fransworth 34 of Bradenton, claimed a drink bottle fell onto the floor and rolled under the beak pedal preventing the pedal from being fully depressed.
Motorcyclist Dustin Krum was taken by paramedics to Blake Medical Center in critical condition, neither Fransworth or Rearn were harmed in the collision.
The Manatee County Sheriffs Office reported a man from Bradenton was seriously after being involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer Saturday.
The accident happened at 6 a.m. when a semi, driven by Robert Vycnk, a 46 year old from Bradenton was heading west on SR 70. As the truck traveled just east of Uihhlein Road a pick up truck swirved from the east bound lanes into the path of the tractor-trailer. Vycnk attempted to avoid the collision by steering onto the shoulder and into the grass beside the road. However the pickup crashed into the trailer on left side then came to rest after colliding with a fence.
The driver of the pick up truck, Nathan Bois was taken to Blake Medical Center with a serious injury to his arm and his passenger, Justyn Smith, a 21 year old from Bradenton suffered minor injuries.
The driver of the semi was not injured and due to his actions a more serious head on collision was avoided.
Manatee County Sheriff’s office stated that all parties involved in the accident were wearing seat belts during the crash and that test were being done to determine if alchohol was a factor in the crash.
A fatal traffic accident killed one and seriously injured three others near Myakka on State Road 70.
FHP reported that the accident took place Saturday afternoon when a 2008 Chevy Aspen heading east on S.R. 70 driven by Devin Gilmore a 31 year old from Arcadia and his passenger Allison Gilmore, 29 also from Arcadia lost control of the car and swirved into to west bound lane. After entering the lane they collided with 1999 Chevy Cavalier near Curtis Road.
A passenger, Melanie Prouix from Bradenton, and Kevin Moore the driver of the Cavalier also from Bradenton, were both transported to Blake Medical Center. The second passenger in the Cavalier was killed in the crash.
Florida Highway Patrol have charged the driver of the Aspen with failing to use due care.
Florida Highway Patrol reported a woman was seriously injured after falling asleep at the wheel causing a car crash early Saturday morning.
The accident occurred when the driver of a Honda Civic heading west on state road 70 feel asleep just before 5a.m. After the driver, Ashly Stuart a 22 year old from Bradenton was unconscious the car drifted into the eastbound lanes and hit a curb, struck a mailbox drove onto the sidewalk and finally was stopped after crashing into a utility pole and spinning to block the eastbound lanes.
Authorities took Stuart to Blake Medical Center for treatment and reported that she was not wearing her seat belt.