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.
Manatee County Sheriffs office reported a fifteen year old boy drove off with father’s car causing 4 crashes in Bradenton.
The Sheriff’s office stated that deputies approached the driver of a vehicle involved in a crash in Bradenton at First Street East and U.S. 301 when the driver of the car took off as the officer came to speak to the drivers.
The Sheriff’s office deputy pursued the driver of the car heading south until the driver crashed into a power pole in the 5100 block of 15th Street East.
At the crash scene the deputy discovered the hit-and-run driver was a fifteen year old boy. The boy was injured in the accident and taken to the hospital for treatment.
The Sheriff’s office then learned of three other crashes caused by the fifteen year old. One of the crashes also in Bradenton, injured a 38-year old that was taken to the hospital for treatment. The other accidents had not resulted in injuries or they were not reported.
Both the boy and his father has stated the boy took the car without permission. The Manatee Sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate the incident.
Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal accident Thursday on Interstate 75 in Manatee County.
The crash occurred in a rural area near mile marker 234 after one o’clock in the afternoon. Witnesses told Troopers that a 2009 Ford F-150 pickup truck smashed into the back of a tractor-trailer south of Sun City Center.
Other drivers were forced to stop because of the crash and attempted to give CPR to the driver of the Ford while waiting for EMS.
The force of the crash was too much however and proved fatal for the driver of the pick up truck.
It has not yet been released why the truck crashed into semi and FHP has not yet released the identity of the driver.