Florida Highway Patrol reported three people from Sarasota were seriously injured when the driver of the car they were riding in lost control on Midnight Pass Road and crashed.
FHP said the accident happened when the driver of the car, Leann Outing a thirty year-old from Sarasota, was heading west on midnight pass approaching the intersection with Higel.
Outing failed to stop and attempted to continue north on Higel avenue. Instead the car made a sweeping turn to the right and crossed over both the north bound and southbound lanes where it drove off the road on the west side.
After running off Higel onto the shoulder the car crashed into a sign, mailbox and then slamming into a tree.
The collision happened with enough force to seriously injure, Outing and her two passengers despite the fact that they were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
Passenger 29 year old Charles Olson and the driver, Leann Outing were taken to Blake Medical Center for treatment. Passenger Malachi Jackson a 28 year-old also from Sarasota was taken to Sarasota Memorial for treatment of serious injury.
FHP has stated that the crash is under further investigation, but has not said whether or not alcohol was a factor.
Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash on interstate 75 near Fruitville Road involved a school bus transporting 50 students and three other vehicles.
The accident happened when the tire on a Chevy Silverado traveling on I-75 blew out causing the pickup truck and another car to slow down to avoid a crash.
However a School Bus with fifty students and two chaperones from Port Charlotte was unable to slow down in time to avoid rear-ending one of the vehicles. The car struck by the bus was thrust forward and in turn rear-ended another vehicle.
Fortunately no one was injured in the accident however one of the vehicle involved fled the scene.
The driver of the Chevy pickup 45 year old Mitchelle Barnes was given a ticket for no proof of insurance and driving with faulty equipment.
Florida Highway Patrol reported that a red-light runner accident in Sarasota between a Dodge minivan and a scooter has resulted in one death.
The accident happened Saturday just after 8:40 p.m. when the a Dodge Caravan was heading west on Clark Road near the intersection of Honore Avenue when the driver of a scooter ran the red light attempting to turn left, riding directly into the path of the oncoming mini-van.
The violent collision killed the scooter rider, who’s identity has not yet been released.
The occupants of the Dodge Caravan included driver, Michelle Kolch a 41 year old from Thonotosassa and two passengers Anita Glover, 65 and 11-year old Anthony Kolch. No one in the minivan was injured during the crash.
Few details have been released but what is known is 69 year old Gary Lamson was standing in his driveway in Pelican Point a gated community in Venice when he was run over by his wife and killed.
Police said the incident occurred just after 10:00 a.m. after 71 year old Joan Lamson, Gary Lamson’s wife got into the family car, a Lexus LS460 and pulled forward. Gary Lamson attempted to stop her but was struck by the car and run over.
Gary Lamson was taken to Venice Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
An ongoing investigation into the incident is underway and further no details about why this happened and if charges have been filed have been released.
Florida Highway patrol reported David P. Yarzab, manager of the Venice Yacht Club died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle vs mini-van crash Wednesday.
The accident occurred when driver of a Chrysler Town & Country, Polley Lawrencethe an 85 year old from Sarasota, pulled out of the driveway at the Waterfrontoo Grille & Steakhouse onto Tamiami Trail but failed to yieild to oncoming traffic. At the same time David Yarzab, the General manager of the Venice Yacht Club was heading south on Tamiami Trail on his Harley-Davidson.
At roughly 5:30 p.m. with no time to react to the Town & Country that pulled onto the road, Yarzab collided with the driver’s side of the mini-van.
Yarzab, who was wearing a helmet during the accident, survived the initial collision but sustained sever injuries, was taken by paramedics to Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Despite surviving the initial crash doctors were unable to save him and he died at the hospital.
Both the passenger, 79 year old Hazel Alberts of Sarasota, and the driver Polley Lawrence, 85 also of Sarasota were uninjured during the crash.
Lawrence was cited by the FHP for failing to yield right of way.
Florida Highway patrol reported a hit an run crash that occurred Saturday night just before midnight resulted in a woman from Venice suffering serious injuries.
The crash happened when motorcyclist Connie Davis a 51 year old woman from Venice was heading north on Tamiami Trail and closing on the intersection with Rubens Drive. The driver of a Lincoln Continental in the intersection ran a stop sign and failed to see Davis approaching. The Lincoln pulled directly into the path of Davis and the force of the collision threw Davis from her Honda motorcycle onto the roadway.
The crash seriously injured Davis and she was taken to Venice Regional Medical Center for emergency treatment.
Florida Highway Patrol has asked that any witnesses or those with knowledge of the crash contact Troopers at 239-938-1800.
Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash at the intersection of Clark and Proctor Wednesday morning with injuries.
The accident involved two vehicles including a pickup truck and a car resulted in four with injuries including on who was severely injured and had to be medivaced by helicopter to an area trauma center.
FHP’s report stated that the collision occurred shortly after 8:15 when a pickup truck westbound on Clark road crashed into a car that had attempted to turn left from Proctor onto Clark but failed to see the oncoming truck.
FHP released the names of some of those involved in the accident. David Vetter, a 62 year old Port St. Lucie man drove the pickup truck suffered injuries and was taken for treatment at Doctors Hospital. The passenger of the pickup truck, 52 year old Sandra Lyday from Arcadia suffered injuries and was taken to Blake Medical Center.
The car was driven by 35 year old Jack Habashy from Sarasota and passengers included two young children.
The cleanup and subsequent investigation of the accident blocked traffic at the intersection for more than an hour while crews removed the wrecked vehicles and police investigated the scene. The driver of the car was cited by Troopers for causing the crash.
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.