Head-On Collision On State Road 64 Injures One

Florida Highway Patrol Announced a crash with injuries on S.R.64.

The collision happened as forty-two year old Nickolay Nikolav of Sarasota drove a Volvo tractor-trailer westbound on State Road 64. At approximately 5:50 in the evening a 2013 Kia Forte driven by twenty one year old Punta Gord resident Bittany Yancy, gradually drove out of the eastbound lanes where the vehicle crashed head on with the heavy truck.

The resulting crash critically injured Yancy and she was transported to Blake Medical Center for treatment.

Troopers noted both drivers were wearing seat belts and that Yancy would be cited for failing to maintain lane.

Homeless Cyclist Struck and Killed In North Port

North Port Police reported a fatal accident early morning on South Tamiami Trail at North Port Blvd.

The accident happened at roughly six in the morning as a man identified only as a homeless, forty-eight year old male was riding a bicycle south on Tamiami trail in the early morning darkness with no lights. The man was struck by a tractor-trailer driving down the south lanes.

The truck driver stopped phoned the authorities and attempted CPR on the injured cyclist. However the victim died from his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bradenton Man Run Down Crossing State Road 70

Twenty Four Year Old Eugene Williams was struck by four different vehicles while attempting to cross State Road 70 at roughly 10:30 p.m.

The accident happened when Williams tried to cross S.R. 70 after dark and was hit initially by a vehicle driven by seventy three year old Hildry Grace from Riverview Florida.

After being struck by Grace’s car, Williams was subsequently hit by vehicles driven by twenty five year old Albert Parente from Bradenton, and two other vehicles that fled the scene.

Williams died from his injuries.

Police have stated that alcohol was not a factor in the accident and they have asked anyone with knowledge of the other vehicles involved contact them at 941-751-8350.

 

Three injured in SR 64 crash

Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash with injuries on State Road 64 in Manatee County.

The accident happened as fifty four year old Scott Beatty of Sarasota was driving on S.R . 64 and approaching the intersection with Rye Road.

As Beatty closed on the intersection 85 year old Ronald Uden of Parrish was at the intersection on Rye Road. Uden pulled out from Rye Road attempting to make a left turn onto S.R. 64 but failed to yield to the oncoming car being driven by Beatty.

The two vehicles collided and Uden’s car was overturned by the force of the crash.

Both Ronald Uden and his passenger eighty year old Phyllis Uden were critically injured in the crash and was taken to Blake Medical Center for treatment.

Scott Beatty suffered minor injuries in the accident.

Ronald Uden was charged with failing to yield at a stop sign.

One Dead In Motorcycle Crash Near Woodland Middle School In North Port

North Port Police Department reported a deadly motorcycle accident Monday just outside Woodland Middle School.

The crash took place as four motorcyclists were riding in the northbound lanes of Panacea boulevard. Shortly after the group passed the school zone in front of Woodland Middle School, two of the motorcycles collided.

Twenty year old Xavier Alonso was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Twenty Three year old Hector Sanchez was also inured in the crash and taken to a local hospital for treatment.

No further details are available at this time.

North Port Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact Officer Aaron Nick at 941-429-7300.

St. Pete Beach Bicyclist Seriously Injured After Crash With SUV

Police in St. Pete Beach reported a crash with injuries between a bicyclist and an SUV.

The crash took place at approximately 8:30 p.m. as fifty four year old cyclist Anthony Logothetis attempted to cross Gulf Blvd., near the intersection with 65th Avenue. As Logothetis crossed Gulf Boulevard he was struck by a Subaru Outback driven by 47 year old Emanual D. Matalon.

Both driver Emanual Matalon and his passenger 40 year old Shannon were unharmed in the crash however cyclist Anthony Logothetis sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg for medical attention.

Logothetis was not in a crosswalk and his bicycle was not equipped with lights.

 

14 Year Old Bicyclist killed in Port Charlotte Hit-and-Run

Police are searching for the driver of a hit-and-run pickup truck that was involved in a fatal crash with a fourteen year old cyclist.

FHP announced fourteen year old Devin Federly was riding southbound on his bicycle on Sheehan Blvd just north of the intersection with State Ave., along the edge of the roadway.

At approximately 8p.m. what was described as an older pickup truck apparently crossed into the wrong lanes an struck Federly. After the impact the driver of the truck fled the scene.

The force of the impact threw the fourteen year old boy from his bicycle and onto the side of the road.

Federly was rushed to Bayfront Port Charlotte for treatment but medical staff were unable to save him.

Police stated a witness described the vehicle as a silver pickup truck with a single cab that was damaged in the right front and front windshield.

Florida Highway Patrol has asked that anyone who has knowledge of the pickup or witnessed the crash to call them at 239-344-1730.

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.