Pedestrian Struck and Injured By Vehicle In Sarasota

Sarasota Police announced a woman was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross Fruitville road near Lime and Shade Avenues shortly after seven in the morning.

Witnesses stated that the woman had tried to run across Fruitville outside of a crosswalk area and was hit.

The force of the impact caused severe injuries and the woman, only descried as an adult female, was flown to an area hospital in serious condition.

The accident caused the westbound lanes of Fruitville Road to be closed while police investigated the crash. Sarasota Police continue to investigate the accident and the status of the woman has not yet been updated.

Nokomis Auto Accident Kills Scooter Rider

Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash between a pick up truck and a scooter Thursday night.

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The crash happened at approximately 6:30 when the rider of a motor scooter was heading east on Laurel Road. At the intersection of Laurel Road and the Legacy Trail a Toyota pickup truck was stopped yielding to traffic.

The scooter, being driven by Alan E. Pope a fifty three year old, crashed into the back of the pickup truck. Pope was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

First responders arrived at the scene and Pope was pronounced dead by EMS.The driver of the pickup truck, Andrew Nicol from North Port was not hurt in the crash.

Construction Accident On I-75 Injures Man In North Port

A fork lift that was involved in installing sod on a construction project along I-75 in North Port struck and seriously injured a landscaper from Cape Coral.

The injured landscaper identified as Jose Torres a fifty nine-year old from Cape Coral was working on a construction project close to mile marker 185.

At approximately 10:45 in the morning Torres was struck by a forklift being operated by Curiel Fermin also fifty nine and from Cape Coral.

FHP stated the accident happened when Torres reached down to pick up an object and was hit by the approaching fork lift. The lift struck Torres in the leg and also with the front tire.

Torres was taken by Helicopter by Bayflite to Blake Medical Center with serious injuries.

Florida Highway Patrol is continuing an investigation into the accident.

Truck Drives Into Pole At McIntosh Rd Sarasota Killing Driver

An official from the Florida Highway Patrol announced the driver of a tractor-trailer was killed as a result of crashing into a pole in Sarasota.

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Witnesses stated to FHP deputies that the crash happened around 8a.m. when the truck was driving on Derek Avenue heading toward McIntosh road. The truck crashed into a pole causing power lines to fall to the trailer.

FPL had to cut power to the lines before the victim, described as a man in his 60s could be given medical treatment.

The driver was taken to Doctors Hospital in Sarasota where he was pronounced dead at approximately 9 in the morning.

FHP said no other vehicles or people were involved in the accident though it remains under investigation.

U.S. 41 Closed Sarasota-Bradenton Airport By Crash

Crash at Sarasota Bradenton Airport

Florida Highway patrol reported a hit-and-run crash on Tamiami trail close to the Sarasota-Bradenton international air port (SRQ) has caused lane closures.

The crash occurred shortly after 1:38 in the afternoon close to Pearl Avenue. The southbound lanes were closed  and all southbound traffic had to be diverted by police.

No information has been released about the hit and run driver or if any injuries were caused by the crash.

Interstate 75 Blocked In North Port ByTraffic Accident

A serious crash between a tractor-trailer and small car resulted in the north bound lanes of I-75 being closed for 2 hours while FHP troopers investigated the crash and cleared the wreckage.

The crash made the tractor-trailer in-operable blocking the lanes.

FHP has not released the identities of those involved or whether there have been inuries in the crash.

Pick Up Truck Vs Semi Trailer Crash In Venice Injures One

A crash between a Ford Pickup Truck and a parked Semi-Trailer resulted in the driver sustaining serious injuries and being flown to Blake Medical Center.

Venice Police stated the accident occurred when Scott Varone a 55 year-old from Venice, was driving on Seaboard Avenue when, for reasons not yet stated he crashed into a parked trailer. The force of the crash pinned Varone under the trailer and responders had to extract him from the wreckage.

After being freed from the crash, Varone was flown to Blake Medical Center for treatments of his injuries.

Authorities have not yet stated the cause of the accident however an investigation is continuing.

Sarasota Motorcycle Crash Near Phillippi Leaves Rider In Critical

An accident between a motorcyclist and car on Tamiami Trail near Phillippi Street in Sarasota has left the rider in critical medical condition.

Florida Highway Patrol reported that the accident occurred when 76-year old Florentino Mazzucco was driving his motorcycle north on Tamiami Trail after 9:30 a.m. closing on the intersection with Phillippi Street. Mazzucco abruptly attempted to change lanes but crashed into a car being driven by an 84 year old woman.

The force of the collision knocked the helmet-less Mazzucco over, sending him off of his motorcycle and onto the street.

FHP has charges Mazzucco with driving with  a suspended license and careless driving.

Authorities transported Mazzucco to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for emergency medical treatment.

The driver of the car was not harmed in the crash.

Wrong Way Driver Crashes With Taxi In Downtown Sarasota

Sarasota Police reported a serious wrong-way accident in downtown Sarasota that has injured five people.

The head-on crash happened early morning just after 2a.m. when an unidentified man drove his car the wrong way on U.S. 41 near main street.

As the man drove south in the northbound lanes a taxi cab transporting four passengers was heading north. The two vehicles collided head on injuring all four passengers and the driver of the cab. Two of the passengers suffered serious injuries and were flown by bayflite helicopter for emergency medical treatment.

Sarasota Police have not yet stated whether the driver of the car was under the influence of alcohol or not.

Van Crashes Into Utility Pole In Osprey Killing Driver

Sarasota Police said a man was killed Saturday when the van he was driving crashed into a utility pole.

The accident occurred when Joseph Nauman a 51 year old from Fort Myers was driving north on U.S. 41 in  Osprey shortly after 10a.m. Saturday morning. As the van traveled north in the right-hand lane it swerved off the road and collided with the utility pole at speed.

A witness of the crash told authorities that the driver of the man was suffering a heart attack which caused the crash, however this claim has not been verified.

The driver of the van, 51 year old Joseph Nauman from Ft. Myers died at the scene of the crash.

The force of the collision broke the utility pole and disrupted cable service for residents in Osprey for several hours.