An as of yet to be identified woman suffered minor injuries when her car lost control and crashed off the road into Hudson bayou.
Witnesses reported seeing the car swerving back an forth as the car traveled south on U.S. 41 near downtown Sarasota. For reasons not yet announced by officials the car to one final sharp turn and hurtled off the road just before the bridge over Hudson Bayou where the car crashed through bushes crashed into a large water main and plunged down into the shallow water just south of high Point Dr. The force of the impact deployed the cars airbags and threw open the trunk.
Cleanup of the crash forced the closure of the right lane on southbound U.S. 41 for more than an two hours as tow truck crews struggled to pull the car out of the canal without damaging the the water main. As a result traffic was seriously backed up on U.S. 41 with rubber-necking also slowing down the northbound sides.
Sarasota police stated that the driver of the car may face charges of reckless driving and the accident is still under investigation.
A serious accident on U.S. 41 involving three vehicles including a semi-truck injured at least one, and blocked morning rush hour traffic.
Debris from the crash included the axle from a tractor-trailer which had completely separated from the trailer and parts from a seriously damaged SUV and other cars blocked the lanes until investigators and crews cleared the roadway. The crash up morning traffic for more than a mile before the wrecked vehicles were cleared away.
Florida Highway patrol reported that the crash took place this morning approximately at 8:15 a.m. just north of Vamo road in Sarasota. While the accident is still under investigation some details have been released. A woman was seriously injured during the crash and was flown to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton in unknown condition.
The injured woman’s identity has not yet been released. A wrecked SUV ended up facing south on the grass median while a car, also severely damaged came to rest in the southbound lanes facing south, several hundred feet away.
A woman was evacuated by helicopter after a three-vehicle wreck on U.S. 41 this morning, which involved a tractor-trailer.
A vehicle crash on interstate 75 near the Jacaranda Blvd exit in Venice caused at least on vehicle to overturn.
According to first responders the vehicle had six passengers, four of which where injured in the crash. The injured were said to be in stable condition after arriving at the hospital via ambulance.
FHP had quickly cleared the lanes and I-75 was open for traffic.
In an update to a previous post on injured motorcyclist that resulted in the closure of the southbound lanes of I-75t at Jacaranda Blvd., further details have been released by FHP.
The accident happened near the southbound lanes at Laurel Road just north of Jacaranda. The accident was between a motorcycle and a Toyota Camry traveling south on 75.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol the crash took place when the driver of a 2012 Toyota Camry traveling south of the Laurel Road interchange in the center lane failed to spot a Honda VXR motorcycle with two passengers that had begun to slow down.
The Toyota smashed into the motorcycle at speed pinning the Honda under the front of the car which continued to travel forward for hundreds of feet before coming to a stop.
Two people suffered serious injuries in a traffic crash Wednesday evening that shut down southbound lanes of Interstate 75 near the Laurel Road interchange, authorities said.
The crash took place just before 6p.m. and both people riding the motorcycle suffered severe injuries as a result of the violent collision.
The injured riders were flown to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for emergency treatment. Thought the identity of the riders has not yet been released, Troopers did say that they were from Cape Coral.
The driver of a 1994 Honda VXR motorcycle was seriously injured and a passenger on the motorcycle received critical injuries in the accident, which occurred around 5:50 p.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Both of the injured were flown by helicopter to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for treatment. Troopers have not yet released their names, but noted in reports that both were from Cape Coral.
The uninjured driver of the Toyota Camry has been charged with careless driving.
A traffic accident with injuries near the Jacaranda Blvd exit Wednesday caused the temporary closure of the southbound lanes on I-75.
The accident occurred at roughly 6:00 in the evening close to mile marker 193. Further details are pending but witnesses stated a motorcyclist was seriously injured and had to be flown away from the crash site on I-75 by helicopter.
By 700 pm the Florida Highway Patrol had the lanes clear and the southbound lanes were once again opened for traffic.
A motorcyclist crashed into a Humvee Tuesday afternoon. The accident happened when the driver of the Hummer, Holly Haynes, a 44 year old from Placida, was driving south on Tamiami Trail towards Biscayne Drive when she abruptly slowed to turn into the Shell Gas Station.
The motorcyclist, Michael Lee Murphy a 61 year old from North Port was following Haynes when she abruptly slowed to turn into the gas station. Murphy braked hard to avoid crashing into the SUV but skidded more than 50 feet before slamming into the back of the Hummer.
After impacting with the Hummer, Murphy was thrown onto the roadway where he slid on the asphalt before coming to a stop.
Offices stated that Murphy was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and suffered serious head injuries from the crash.
A single car traffic accident at an I-75 on ramp at Fruitville road in Sarasota has seriously injured the driver.
The driver of the Nissan, Angela Patterson, a 44 year old from Bradenton for reasons not yet determined swerved of the on-ramp of I-75 at Fruitville at speed. The Nissan Murano
After driving off the roadway the crossover crossed the grassy shoulder and careened from tree to tree before crashing into a concrete podium and running through a fence where the SUV finally came to a stop.
Patterson was taken by paramedics to Blake Medical Center in serious condition. Troopers form the Florida Highway Patrol, stated that the accident is under investigation and that charges may be pending.
A traffic accident involving a man hit by a car on U.S. 301 was being investigated by Sarasota Police.
Full details are pending however police reported the accident happened at 8:30 in the evening on Saturday when the pedestrian attempted to cross 301 close to 30th Street.
The motorist who struck the driver attempted to avoid hitting him by swerving and braking hard but was unable to avoid striking the man.
The injured pedestrian was taken by first responders to Sarasota Memorial for emergency medical treatment.
U.S. 301 was shutdown in two lanes for several hours to allow the Sarasota Police department to fully investigate the accident.
FHP reported that a bicyclist on Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota was killed late Monday from being struck by a vehicle.
Troopers stated that the victim, Walter Campbell, a 44 year old from Sarasota, died at the scene.
Police disclosed the following details of the accident; at around 9:30 at night, a driver heading down the eastbound lane of Bee Ridge east of the highway did not see Campbell lying in the road and ran him over, fatally injuring him.
For reasons unknown Campbell was apparently lying in the roadway close to his bicycle in the dark.