An accident on interstate 75 in Lee County resulted in the driver and two passengers of a Ford F-150 pickup truck pulling a trailer suffering minor injuries.
According the Florida Highway Patrol the accident occurred when the driver of the pickup (Donnell T. Ward, 55 of Sarasota) heading south drifted off the highway near mile post 149.
Ward attempted to get back on the highway but over-steered causing the truck to spin and trailer to overturn with the pickup coming to a stop in the left lane and the trailer ending up in the median.
The passengers Jerry Cooper, 55, and Roberto Rivera, 63, of Sarasota received minor injuries but did not need to be hospitalized.
The trailer had been hauling cold tar which emptied out onto the highway and spilled onto the median.
A single car accident on interstate 75 in Lee County injurs a North Port woman.
FHP reported the accident occurred when the driver of a 2001 Acura, (Angelina Osipov, 25), was driving south on State Rd. 78 at quarter after eleven in the Wednesday morning.
Osipo apparently lost control of her car and then collided with the guardrail resulting in Osipo being thrown from the car and the car being overturned.
She suffered serious injuries from the crash and was taken by paramedics to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers for medical treatment.
Saturday night a Sarasota man wast struck by a Ford F350 truck while riding his bicycle east on Proctor Road at around 8:54 p.m.
The Bicyclist ( Lester E. Hawley, 46, of Sarasota) was riding with no lights when he was hit. Danny E. Lewis, 21 also of Sarasota, did not see him in time and hit him from behind with the right front of his F-350.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol Lewis will be charged with careless driving and charges are also pending for Hawley.
People who drive try to make the streets as safe as possible for other motorists and pedestrians. But sometimes things happen that cause accidents. In some instances, an accident is an unfortunate set of circumstances that leaves no one to blame. But in most cases, there is a negligent party that was responsible for causing the accident. It is not easy for the average person to try and prove who was at fault in an auto accident. It is also difficult for the average person to contest a settlement that the insurance company offers when the accident is over. That is why drivers need to hire an attorney after they have been involved in an accident.
There are several things that a person needs to be concerned about when they have been in an auto accident. The first is their own medical condition. If the person is conscious, then he will want to seek out medical attention immediately to make sure that he is in good health. If the person in unconscious, then it is up to the medical professionals on the scene to administer the proper treatment until the victim can be transported to the hospital. It can be a very scary moment to wake up in a hospital after just being in a car accident. But the important thing to remember is that you were able to wake up and you can continue to be there for your family.
Another element of an auto accident is the property damage involved. Most people that own cars rely on their vehicles to get them to work and get their kids to school. Without a car, most people would probably be lost. The interesting thing about the importance of a vehicle is that you often do not realize how important it is until it is gone. When the accident is over, it is up to the insurance company to make a determination on the status of the car. If it is to be repaired, then the repairs need to happen immediately. If it is going to be totaled, then a check needs to be issued so that the owner can get another vehicle as soon as possible.
An auto accident can also leave a victim with long-term injuries that will affect the rest of his life. That is why you need to hire an attorney if you are ever in a car crash. The insurance companies will do whatever they can to get you the lowest possible settlement. An attorney will make sure that you get the settlement you deserve.
By +Bernie Walsh
According to Sarasota Police a person was injured during a serious accident involving a vehicle and a bicycle. The injured person was airlifted for emergency medical treatment.
Mound street was closed for a time, near Orange Ave and 41 to allow Sarasota Police to investigate the accident.
A motorcyclist in west Bradenton was struck by a hit-and-run driver earlier in March
The hit and run accident occurred at the intersection of 26th Street West and 38th Avenue West around 1:45 a.m. The victim, John McKinnon, 27 of Bradenton Florida, suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash.
Mr. McKinnon was injured when he was thrown from his motorcycle after the hit-and-run driver made a left turn on front of him. The Florida Highway Patrol is searching for a older model Oldsmobile with a blue top and white paint. The White Oldsmobile was damaged in it’s right front.
The Florida Highway Patrol is asking anyone with knowledge of the accident or location of the vehicle to to contact Trooper Barbara Ehrhart at 941-751-8350, ext. 31763.