Manatee County Hit and Run Seriously Injures One

Florida Highway Patrol arrested a man after a hit and run crash in Manatee County. The man, identified as 32 year old Luis Luna-Castillo from Bradenton has been accused of leaving the scene of a crash with injuries.

The Crash took place Sunday night when Rosemarie Cooper, a 68 year old from Bradenton was driving south in Ford Escort on 50th Avenue West when just prior to 9:30p.m. Luna-Castillo, who was driving in the northbound lanes in a Dodge Durango, swerved into the path of Cooper where the two vehicles crashed head-on.

While both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, Cooper was seriously injured by the collision.

Luna-Castillo ran from the crash site and attempted to hide from authorities but was found by Florida Highway Patrol troopers.

First responders too Cooper to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for treatment of serious injures.

Bicyclist Killed On University Parkway By Car

Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal accident between a car and a Bicyclist Saturday night.

The crash took place around 6:50 p.m. when driver Jimmie Minnell a 55 year old from Sarasota, turned off University Parkway onto Lockwood Ridge Road and crashed into a bicyclist that had been riding westbound in the bike lane.

The rider, Jackie Winford 60 from, Sarasota, was mortally wounded as a result of the collision, and died from his injuries at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.

Minnell will be charged with violating right of way.

Crash With Injuries Blocks Interstate 75 Lanes In Manatee County

A crash with injuries temporarily blocked the south lanes on I-75 Tuesday

Florida Highway Patrol reported that the crash took place mid morning just after 7:00 a.m. at mile marker 222.

The report stated a pickup that was parked on the shoulder of the median along the southbound lanes attempted to enter the highway in left lane but pulled directly into the oncoming path of a truck.

Jacinto Hernandez, 41, of Pinellas Park, the driver of the parked pickup truck, along with the passengers in the truck suffered minor injuries in the collision.

J. Cruz Mendoza, a fifty year old from Immokalee, who was driving on 75 and crashed into the pick up truck was also injured in the crash.

Troopers stated Hernandez had been sited for improper change of lane and also cited for pulling out in front of a vehicle.

Crash On I-75 Kills One On Bradenton

Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash on I-75 that resulted in one man dying from injuries.

The accident happened as Cirilo Rubio 63, from Bradenton was traveling on the northbound lanes when his vehicle crashed as he approached State Road 70 near mile marker 217 just prior to 6:30 p.m.

Troopers state that Rubio was driving a 2002 Isuzu Rodeo in the fast lane and rapidly approached slower traffic. Rubio swerved to avoid crashing into the slower traffic. The Isuzu spun clockwise then rolled twice coming to rest upside down.

Rubio was brought to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for emergency medical treatment but died of his injuries.

Motorcyclist From Palmetto Dies On Manatee County Roads

FHP stated a motorcyclist from Palmetto died after crashing his 2013 Harley Davidson on U.S. 41.

The accident took place when Charles Washington, Sr. traveled north on U.S. 41 in Palmetto after 6p.m. in the fast lane approaching the intersection with 39th Street.

For reasons yet to be determined as he attempted to pass traffic he lost control of his motorcycle crashed into a street sign and collided with a guard rail.

Troopers stated that Washington was not wearing a helmet during the time of the crash. Washington was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital for treatment where he died from his injuries.

Bradenton Crash Leaves Motorcyclist In Critical Condition

Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash with injures Friday night between a motorcyclist and a sedan.

The accident happened when a motorcyclist identified only as a 61 year old man was riding his Yamaha motorcycle south on 38th Avenue East in Bradenton.

Just prior to 11:00 p.m. 45 year old Jennifer Riesenberger from Sarasota, entered 38th Avenue East from the intersection at 37th Street East and directly into the path of the oncoming motorcyclist.

With no time to react the motorcyclist slammed into the Honda Civic driven by Riesenberger the force of the crash resulted in the motorcyclist being critically injured. The man was taken to Blake Medical Center for treatment.

FHP has stated charges for Riesenberger are pending.

Car Crash Kills Woman From Parrish

A woman from Parrish Florida was killed when her sedan collided with a utility pole.

Florida Highway Patrol reported that Ashleigh Bond a twenty-one year old from Parrish, was driving east on Cortez road around four in the morning.

As Bond came upon the intersection of 44th Ave. and Cortez road, she lost control of her car. In an attempt to get the car righted Bond over-steered causing the car to spin.

As the car spun it crashed into a utility pole at speed. Despite wearing her seat belt Bond was killed in the crash.

Bicyclist In Bradenton Injured In Crash

An accident in Bradenton left a bicyclist injured on State Road 70.

Authorities in Bradenton reported the crash happened shortly after 10 p.m. when Jeffrey Thomson a fifty four year old from Bradenton was riding his bicycle east on State Road 70 inside the center lane.

As Thompson approached 18th Street Court East a driver in a Honda Accord was also approaching from the east. Authorities stated that for reasons unknown Thompson swerved  into the path of the oncoming Honda and was struck by the car.

Thompson was hit by the right front of the car and sustained serious injuries and was taken to Blake Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

Florida Highway Patrol cited Thompson for not riding to the far right. The driver of the Honda Accord was nor injured in the accident.

Boy From Palmetto In Serious Condition After Freight Truck Crash

Florida Highway patrol reported a five year old from Palmetto was in serious condition after being involved in a traffic accident.

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The crash happened when Ralph Johnson Jr., a fifty five year old from Ellenton was driving a freight truck on 16th Avenue East in Palmetto when he approached a red light. Johnson chose to run the light and speed into the intersection.

At the same time a 2007 Toyota Camry being driven by Jessica Gonzalez, a twenty-six year old from Palmetto had the green light and proceeded into the intersection of 29th Street East and 16th Ave. East.

The right front of the fright truck smashed into the left front of the Toyota Camry. The force of the impact caused a five-year old passenger,  in the Camry to be thrown from the car through a side window on to the road as the car slid to a stop.

FHP troopers said Adam Aguilar, the boy who was ejected from the  car, had not been secured in a seat belt or car seat at the time of the crash. Aguilar was rushed to All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg for medical treatment.

Gonzalez, and another passenger in the Camry a seven year old, were also injured in the crash and taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The driver of the freight truck was unharmed in the accident, FHP troopers cited Johnson for running the red light and Gonzalez was cited for having a child not properly restrained while driving.