Red-light Runner Injures Six In Bradenton Accident

An accident with serious injures was set in motion when a driver ran a red light in Bradenton.

Twenty-two year old Bradenton resident David Betancourt was eastbound on 51st Ave. East and heading toward the crossing with U.S. 301.

As Betancourt approached the intersection the traffic signal turned yellow, rather than slowing and stopping for the signal Betancourt proceeded into the intersection at speed, attempting to turn onto U.S. 301.

Prior to Betancourt entering the intersection the traffic signal turned red and the stopped traffic proceeded into the intersection. Among those drivers was 56 year old Rey Treharn who entered the intersection driving a Ford Ranger pick up truck.

Betancourt crashed into the small pickup truck as they both entered the intersection. Treharn was critically injured in the crash and was transported to Blake Medical center in Bradneton by first responders. Betancourt sustained minor injuries and was brought to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. Four others were injured in the crash including three teenagers, fourteen year old Alan Betancourt who was seriously injured, fifteen year old Gabriela Beltran who sustained minor injuries, sixteen year old Miguel Beltran was critically injured, and an as of of yet unidentified 21 year old woman who was critically injured who was taken to Blake Medical Center.

Authorities have charged Betancourt with not having proof of insurance and running a red light.

Crash On Singletary Road Injures Three

FHP reports two people have been seriously injured as a result of a traffic accident on Singletary Road in Manatee County.

The accident took place as sixty-two year old Bradenton resident Jack May drove his Nissan Rogue eastbound. At roughly fifteen minutes before 2:00 p.m. May attempted to make a left turn into a driveway at 34075 Singletary Road.

At the same time twenty year old Ross Nelson from Bradenton was driving westbound on Singletary Road in a Dodge Ram pick up truck.

May turned directly into the path of the oncoming pick up truck and the two vehicles collided.

Both driver, Jack May and passenger sixty one year old Lynda May were seriously injured in the crash and taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Nelson, who sustained minor injuries in the accident, was taken to Lake wood Ranch Medical Center for treatment.

Authorities stated May has been charged with failing to yield right of way.

DeSoto Crash Injures Cyclist From Bradenton

FHP stated a woman from Bradenton was critically injured after being involved in a traffic accident in DeSoto County.

The accident happened as twenty-nine year old Bradenton woman Jennifer Suggs was cycling northbound just south of SW Angus street on SW Shores avenue on a bicycle not equipped with lights.

At the same time a Ford Van driven by twenty-two year old Joe Palafox from Arcadia was also driving north on SW Shores when an oncoming vehicles headlines obstructed Palafox’s vision monetarily.

The Ford Van collided with Suggs from behind critically injuring her. Suggs was flown Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg for emergency medial treatment.

Elderly Man Killed In North Port Crash

North Port Police reported a fatal two-vehicle crash Sunday Morning.

The crash took place at nine in the morning as 91 year old Wilber Mulhollen was crossing Tamiami Trail at the intersection of Tuscola Blvd.

As Mulhollen entered the southbound lanes of Tamiami trail his vehicle was struck driver-side by a car driven by thirty year old Jerod English also of North Port.

The force of the impact proved fatal for Mulhollen. Police are currently investigating the crash and no charges have yet been filed.

Bradenton Three-Vehicle Crash Seriously Injures Woman

FHP announced an eighty year old woman was in serious condition after being injured in a 3-vehicle crash on U.S. 41.

The crash took place as eighty year old Bradenton resident Catherine McCarthy attempted to cross U.S. 41 at Orlando Avenue. A roughly 2:30 in the afternoon, McCarthy was proceeded into the north bound lanes from the turn lane at Orlando avenue.

As McCarthy entered U.S. 41 in her 2011 GMC Terrain she drove directly into the path of an oncoming car driven by 19 year old Rodolfo Garcia, also of Bradenton.

The force of the crash pushed McCarthy’s SUV into another direction where is was struck by 52 year old Ronnie Tacle’s Nissan Frontier pick up truck.

Both Tacle and Garcia sustained minor injuries, McCarthy was seriously injured and transported to Blake Medical Center.

McCarthy was cited for causing the crash.

U.S. 41 Crash Seriously Injured Bradenton Woman

FHP troopers reported a three-car traffic accident that seriously injured an elderly woman from Bradenton.

At roughly 2:30 in the afternoon, eighty year old Catherine McCarthy was waiting in the left turn lane of the Orlando Avenue U.S. 41 intersection in her 2011 GMC Terrain.

At the same time nineteen year old Rodolfo Garcia was approaching in a car and fifty-two year old Ronny Tacle was heading toward the intersection in a Nissan Frontier pick up truck. McCarthy proceeded into the intersection attempting to cross the road and driving directly into the path of the oncoming car driven by Garcia.

Garcia and McCarthy’s vehicles crashed into each other and the force of the impact redirected McCarthy’s SUV causing it to crash into Tacle’s Nissan pick up.

McCarthy suffered serious injuries in the crash and was taken to Blake Medical center for treatment. Both Garcia and Tacle suffered minor injuries and were taken to are hospitals.

Head-On Crash Injures Woman In Sarasota

Sarasota Police announced a head-on crash near Honore Avenue.

The accident happened as an unidentified woman was driving on Richardson Road in the area of Honore Avenue. At approximately 3:30 in the afternoon she collided head-on with another vehicle.

The crash slammed the woman’s car backwards where it came to rest on the precipice of a steep drainage ditch adjacent to the Sarasota Football Club.

The other car was found near the crash scene and the condition of the driver has not been released.

The injured woman was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Crash on US 41 In Venice Kills Motorcyclist

Florida Highway Patrol announced a fatal motorcycle crash on US 41 in Venice.

The accident took place as thirty nine year old motorcyclist Adrian Morales was riding south in the left lane on his Yamaha Vortex motorcycle.

At the same time, ninety year old Milton Hamois driving in the northbound lanes, entered a turn lane at the intersection of US 41 and Seaboard in his Toyota Camry.

Hamois attempted to make a left turn across 41 into the westbound Seaboard and drove directly into the path of the oncoming motorcyclist.

Morales had no time to react and collided with the Camry. Morales was taken to Venice Memorial Hospital where he died from his injuries. Morales was wearing a helmet during the crash.

Hamois sustained minor injuries during the crash and has been charged for violating right of way.

Bicyclist vs School Bus Crash Critically Injures Rider In Port Charlotte

A man from Port Charlotte is in critical condition after being struck by a school bus.

FHP stated that the crash happened as  eighty three year old cyclist George Heinrich rode his bicycle north along U.S. 41 and attempted to cross Murdock Circle outside of a crosswalk and in an unmarked are of the road from a parking lot.

At the same time, sixty year old bus driver Jean Corvil from Port Charlotte was driving east on Murdock Circle approaching U.S. 41. with more than thirty students as on board.

The bus grazed to left handlebar of Heinrich’s bicycle causing him to be thrown onto the roadway. The force of the impact combined with the fact that Heinrich was not wearing a helmet resulted in the cyclist being critically injured.

Heinrich was taken to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment.

Bradenton Ciclyst Dies From Accident Injuries

Bradenton Police are looking for information about the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a cyclist Tamiami Trail Tuesday morning.

The crash happened as forty-four year old Bradenton man Leroy Anderson was hit by a vehicle as he attempted to cross Tamiami Trail. The crash took place at roughly 8:00 in the morning when Anderson attempted to cross Tamiami trail south of the DeSoto bridge near First Street West.

First responders rushed Anderson to Blake Medical Center for emergency treatment where he died Thursday later that week.

In the aftermath of the crash traffic was blocked as investigators gathered information about the accident.

Traffic Homicide Investigator Master Patrol Officer Chris Hutchko from the Bradenton Police department is asking anyone with knowledge of the incident to call 941-932-9300.