University Parkway Hit And Run Injures Man From Palmetto

Florida Highway Patrol reported a hit-and-run crash after a pedestrian was struck and injured on University Parkway Wednesday night.

The incident took place just before 10p.m. as seventy one year old Sigurd Hagen of Palmetto was attempting to cross the eastbound lanes of University Parkway near the intersection with Lockwood Ridge Road.

As Hagen proceeding into the roadway outside of the crosswalk he was struck by a vehicle that continued on down University Parkway fleeing the scene.

Hagen was seriously injured by the impact and taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment.

FHP has asked anyone with knowledge of the hit-and-run to contact Trooper D.A. Cole at 239-938-1800.

Red-light Runner Injures Six In Bradenton Accident

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.

Crash On Singletary Road Injures Three

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.

I-75 Crash Near SR 64 Leaves Bradenton Man Critically Injured

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.

State Road 70 Crash Kills Bradenton Scooter Rider

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.

Hit-run On U.S. 41 Leaves Two Hurt In Manatee County

Florida highway patrol announced a hit and run accident with injuries on U.S. 41 in Bradenton.

The crash took place when twenty-seven year old Santier Gibson of Bradenton was driving his Lincoln Navigator south on U.S. 41 approaching the intersection with 49th Avenue Drive West.

At fifteen minutes before 10:00 p.m. the full sized Lincoln Navigator SUV was slammed into by a Honda CRV compact SUV. The Honda, which had for reasons unknown lost control, crashed into the right front of the Lincoln and careened off the heavier vehicle sending the CRV spinning into traffic in the northbound lanes. At the same time a Nissan Altima heading north on U.S. 41, was struck by the Honda CRV as it spun into the northbound lanes.

Despite having sustained serious damage the Honda CRV was able to fee the site of the crash.

The crash left Gibson, the driver of the Lincoln seriously injured and he was taken to Blake Medical Center for treatment. The driver of the Altima, 24 year old Eduardo Lopez of Sarasota,  sustained minor injuries and was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Florida Highway Patrol has asked anyone with knowledge of the crash to contact them at 941-751-7647.

Manatee Avenue Crash Kills Bicyclist in Bradenton

Bradenton Police reported a deadly crash between a bicyclist and a car early Wednesday morning.

The crash took place when cyclist 44 year old Timon J. Morales of Bradenton Beach, was riding near Manatee Avenue West. At roughly quarter till four in the morning, Morales attempted to cross Manatee Ave. at the 12000 block and road directly into the path on an oncoming car.

While the driver of the car has not yet been identified, the vehicle was described as a Hyundai Elantra that was driving east at the time of the accident. Morales was declared dead at the scene of the accident, and the driver of the car that hit him sustained minor injures during the crash. The driver received treatment from Blake Medical Center before being released. As police have stated because Morales was at fault in the deadly crash no charges have been filed on the driver.

Two Killed, Three Critically Injured In Bradenton SUV – Pedestrian Crash

Florida Highway Patrol announced a crash in Bradenton resulted in two deaths and three with critical injuries.

The crash took place very early Sunday just prior to three in the morning. While closing on  the intersection of 46th Avenue and 30th St. West,  twenty nine year old Gaston Hernan from Bradenton,  in his Full-sized SUV Nissan Armada, the road curved to the right but failed to negotiate the turn.

Crash location at 46th Avenue West and 30th Street West Bradenton FL

Hernan was northbound and apparently crossed into the southbound lanes while attempting to negotiate the turn. As the SUV swerved across the lane into the west side of the road it struck a tree at speed. The force of the crash caused the full-sized Nissan Armada to overturn and momentum carried the heavy SUV into a parking lot.

As the SUV tumbled into the parking lot it crashed into a pair of pedestrians before colliding with a parked car.  The SUV hit the parked car with enough force to smash the car into two more vehicles in the parking lot before the SUV finally came to rest.

The impact pushed all three of the parked vehicles into a building on the other side of the parking lot.

Hernan, the driver of the SUV as well as a passenger, twenty one year old Marco Garcia from Bradenton died from injuries sustained in the crash. The other passengers in the Nissan SUV, twenty six year old Julio De La Torre and thirty seven year old Roberto Villalta Mejia also suffered serious injuries and were taken to Blake Medical Center.

Remarkably, pedestrian thirty seven year old  Lovell Farmer of Bradenton sustained only minor injuries during the accident however pedestrian Miya Farmer a thirty six year old also from Bradenton was critically injured and transported to Blake Medical Center for medical treatment.

Single Car Crash In Lakewood Ranch Kills Sarasota Woman

Sarasota Police announced a woman was killed in a single car crash after loosing control of her vehicle.

The crash happened early Sunday Morning shortly after 1:30 a.m. as twenty three year old Carly Cogan was westbound on State Road 70. For reasons unknown as Cogan approached the east side of Lakewood Ranch Blvd., she lost control of her car swerving across the road and crashing into a cement power pole.

Cogan was pronounced dead by first responders at the scene of the crash.

Three Injured By Crash On U.S. 41 In Manatee County – Charges Pending

A crash on U.S. 41 in Manatee County has injured multiple people and resulted in pending charges of driving under the influence.

Florida Highway Patrol responded to a crash that took place at roughly 6:45p.m. Saturday on U.S. 41 near the intersection of Pearl Avenue when Martin Fay, a 33 year-old from Bradenton tried to turn left from a driveway onto U.S. 41.

Fay drove his Dodge Journey SUV directly into the path on an oncoming Ford Expedition driven by 29 year old Nicholas Colangelo also from Bradenton.

The two SUVs crashed as Fay entered the northbound lanes. Fay was taken by Paramedics to Blake Medical Center for medical treatment of serious injuries, Fay’s passenger, and 8-year Kailey Fay, was also seriously injured in the crash. The young girl was taken to Tampa General for treatment of her in juries. Melissa Fay, 32 from Bradenton and also a passenger in the Dodge SUV was taken to Blake Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

Colangelo, the driver of the Ford Expedition, was not injured in the crash.

Florida Highway Patrol released that Fay will be charged with failing to yield right of way and that Colangelo would be charged with driving under the influence.