I-75 crash Near University Parkway Critically Injures Valrico Man

FHP announced a crash with injuries on I-75 near University Parkway.

The report states that thirty three year old Robert Waldon from Valrico Florida was southbound on I-75 in a pick up truck early Sunday morning.

At approximately ten minutes before 2:00a.m. drifted out of the left-land and crossed the highway onto the shoulder. After driving off the highway Waldon completely lost control of the truck and crashed into a tree.

The collision with the tree caused Waldon to be severely injured. Waldon was transported to an area hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol stated that the accident is still under investigation.

Bradenton Crash Seriously Injures Pedestrian

Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash with injuries in Bradenton Sunday night.

The accident happened as seventy-three year old Joseph Evans Junior from Palmetto was approaching the intersection of U.S. 301 and 15th Street.

At the same time fifty-nine year old pedestrian, William Christoper from Bradenton was walking along the edge of fifteenth street east as Evans approached.

At roughly 10:p.m. Evans attempted to turn onto 15th street east from U.S. 301 in his Ford F-150 pick up truck. As Evans drove onto 15th St.E. Christoper walked directly into his path and was struck by the pickup truck.

First responders took Christopher to Blake Medical Center with serious injuries.

The accident is currently under investigation.

School Bus Crash In East Manatee Injures Students

A crash in eastern Manatee county between a school bus and a commercial bus has been reported by the Florida Highway Patrol.

FHP stated that the crash began as a bus from Manatee County Public Schools was transporting twenty nine students from Nolan Middle School on State Road 64.

Driven by fifty year old bus driver Tammy Hartley, the bus was stopped in the westbound lanes of SR64 close the stop at 411th Street East.

At roughly the same time bus driver sixty six year old Sergio Rodriguez was driving a Freightliner commercial bus transporting 49 adult workers also on the westbound lanes of state road 64.

For reasons unknown Rodriguez did not notice the stopped school bus in time to avoid a collision, and the Freightliner bus crashed into the rear of the school bus.

The collision resulted in fifteen Nolan Middle School students sustaining minor injuries, none serious enough to require a hospital stay.

Neither the driver nor the passengers in the Freightliner bus were injured in the crash.

Troopers have stated that Rodriguez has been charged with careless driving.

Man Killed On S.R. 64 In Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol announced a fatal hit and run pedestrian crash on State Road 64.

The crash took place as forty one year old Temple Terrace resident, Clarence Johnson was heading eastbound on foot along the westbound lanes of State Road 64.

At roughly 12am Johnson was approaching Oak Point Drive when he was struck by a full-sized pickup or van. The vehicle was described as possibly being a Ford Superduty Or Ford Van of unknown model or color.

Johnson died at the scene of the crash.

FHP has asked anyone with knowledge of the hit and run to contact them at 941-751-8350.

 

 

Pedestrian Dies From Vehicle Strike In Bradenton

Florida Highway Patrol Reported a fatal crash on SR 64 in Bradenton.

The collision took place when seventy four year old Dana Kay was walking along State Road 64 in the 4300 block.

At roughly 6:50 a.m. Kay was struck by a moving vehicle and died at the scene as a result of her injuries.

Bradenton Police have asked anyone with knowledge of the incident to contact them at 866-634-8477.

Road Blockage Causes Fatal Accident On State Road 70

Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal accident on SR 70 in Manatee County.

Shortly before 4:00a.m. an accident on State Road 70 resulted in a large pile of sod being dumped onto the roadway just west of Betts road, blocking the eastbound lanes.

Minutes later twenty one year old Shayne Williams of Myakka City heading eastward on State Road 70 in a 1996 Ford Mustang approached the sod on the roadway in the darkness of night.

At the same time fifty one year old truck driver Barbaro Carabeo, of Valrico was driving a 2007 Mack Truck following behind Williams Mustang.

Williams unaware of the sod on the roadway collided with the road blockage and was brought to a stop on SR 70.

Shortly after hitting the sod, the Mack Truck crashed into theĀ  rear of Williams Mustang and forced the smaller vehicle another 384 feet down the road before coming to a stop.

Williams sustained life-threatening injuries in the collision and was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment, however he later died of his injuries.

Troopers have charged trucker, Barbaro Carabeo with careless driving.

Bradenton Man Killed In Motorcycle Accident On Sate Road 70

Florida Highway Patrol announced a motorcyclist was killed in an accident on State Road 70.

The crash took place as twenty six year old Richard Sconyers of Bradenton was riding a motorcycle without a helmet eastbound on State Road 70 approaching 22nd St. Ct. E.

At the same time sixty five year old Russell Omens also from Bradenton, was driving his Toyota Camry westbound on State Road 70 also approaching 22nd St. Ct. E.

Shortly before 6:00 a.m. Omens attempted to turn left onto 22nd St. Ct. E. and drove directly into the path of Sconyers oncoming motorcycle.

Sconyers was killed by the collision. FHP cited Omens for failing to yield to oncoming traffic.

Manatee County Motorcycle Accident Kills One

Florida Highway Patrol announced a fatal motorcycle accident Wednesday night in Manatee County.

The accident took place as twenty fiver year old Kristopher Tice from Palmetto was riding his motorcycle south on U.S. 41 heading toward the intersection with 28th Avenue West.

At the same time fifty eight year old Marvin Palacios of Bradenton was driving a Dodge Caravan on 28th Avenue West unaware of the oncoming motorcycle.

As Tice approached at high speed on his Suzuki motorcycle, Palacios attempted to turn onto U.S. 41 and drove directly into the path of the oncoming motorcyclist.

The motorcycle collided with the minivan at speed and Tice was killed in the crash.

DUI Crash Kills Cyclist In Bradenton

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.

Head-On Collision On State Road 64 Injures One

Florida Highway Patrol Announced a crash with injuries on S.R.64.

The collision happened as forty-two year old Nickolay Nikolav of Sarasota drove a Volvo tractor-trailer westbound on State Road 64. At approximately 5:50 in the evening a 2013 Kia Forte driven by twenty one year old Punta Gord resident Bittany Yancy, gradually drove out of the eastbound lanes where the vehicle crashed head on with the heavy truck.

The resulting crash critically injured Yancy and she was transported to Blake Medical Center for treatment.

Troopers noted both drivers were wearing seat belts and that Yancy would be cited for failing to maintain lane.