A crash between a hit-and-run driver and a bicyclist in Bradenton resulted in the death of the bicyclist and police looking for the driver of the vehicle.
Forty five year old Anthony Galanopoulos was riding his bike southbound on the shoulder of 15th Street East in the early hours of Friday when a vehicle pulled off the road onto the shoulder behind him.
After crashing into Galanopoulos on the shoulder, the driver fled the area. Galanopoulos was pronounced dead at the scene and authorities are looking for anyone with knowledge of the incident.
The vehicle was described as possibly a Ford F-150 pickup truck with damage to the right front headlight.
Anyone who knows of the crash should call Florida Highway Patrol at (239) 938-1800 to aid in the investigation.
Authorities have announced at least one person was killed by a traffic accident in Palmetto.
The crash took place close by the intersection of Bayshore Road and U.S. 41 blocking traffic.
Further details are yet to be release by FHP
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.