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.
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.
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.
An accident with serious injures was set in motion when a driver ran a red light in Bradenton.
Twenty-two year old Bradenton resident David Betancourt was eastbound on 51st Ave. East and heading toward the crossing with U.S. 301.
As Betancourt approached the intersection the traffic signal turned yellow, rather than slowing and stopping for the signal Betancourt proceeded into the intersection at speed, attempting to turn onto U.S. 301.
Prior to Betancourt entering the intersection the traffic signal turned red and the stopped traffic proceeded into the intersection. Among those drivers was 56 year old Rey Treharn who entered the intersection driving a Ford Ranger pick up truck.
Betancourt crashed into the small pickup truck as they both entered the intersection. Treharn was critically injured in the crash and was transported to Blake Medical center in Bradneton by first responders. Betancourt sustained minor injuries and was brought to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. Four others were injured in the crash including three teenagers, fourteen year old Alan Betancourt who was seriously injured, fifteen year old Gabriela Beltran who sustained minor injuries, sixteen year old Miguel Beltran was critically injured, and an as of of yet unidentified 21 year old woman who was critically injured who was taken to Blake Medical Center.
Authorities have charged Betancourt with not having proof of insurance and running a red light.
FHP reports two people have been seriously injured as a result of a traffic accident on Singletary Road in Manatee County.
The accident took place as sixty-two year old Bradenton resident Jack May drove his Nissan Rogue eastbound. At roughly fifteen minutes before 2:00 p.m. May attempted to make a left turn into a driveway at 34075 Singletary Road.
At the same time twenty year old Ross Nelson from Bradenton was driving westbound on Singletary Road in a Dodge Ram pick up truck.
May turned directly into the path of the oncoming pick up truck and the two vehicles collided.
Both driver, Jack May and passenger sixty one year old Lynda May were seriously injured in the crash and taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Nelson, who sustained minor injuries in the accident, was taken to Lake wood Ranch Medical Center for treatment.
Authorities stated May has been charged with failing to yield right of way.
A report from the Florida Highway Patrol announced a serious crash in the early morning hours on Interstate 75 near the State Road 64 exit has critically injured a man from Bradenton.
The crash took place as thirty five year old David McCarty of Bradenton was southbound on Interstate seventy five in the center lane and north of the SR 64 ramp. At approximately fifteen after one in the morning McCarty tried to change lanes, however McCarty was apparently unaware of another vehicle in his blind spot. As a result McCarty crashed his Chevrolet into a Kia Optima sedan being driven by forty three year old Wimauma resident Tamera Holmes.
The force of the collision caused McCarty’s vehicle to roll over several times resulting in a secondary collision.
McCarty suffered critical injuries and was transported by first responders to Blake Medical Center. Holmes sustained minor injuries and was taken to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.
FHP reported a man riding a scooter on State Road 70 was killed after being struck buy another vehicle.
The fatal crash took place when forty one year old Lance Hadden of Bradenton was heading east on State Road 70 Sunday evening.
As Hadden approached the intersection with I-75 from the right lane eighteen year old Zacchaeus Wiedeman from Bradenton was driving a Jeep Liberty in the center lane of State Road 70 adjacent to Hadden.
Wiedeman attempted to change lanes, driving into the right lane where he crashed into the back of Hadden’s scooter.
The force of the collision threw Hadden from the scooter onto the roadway where he sustained life-threatening injuries.
Hadden was taken to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, however medical staff were unable to save him and he succumbed to his injuries.
Wiedeman, the driver of the Jeep Liberty has been charged with careless driving.