Two Killed, Three Critically Injured In Bradenton SUV – Pedestrian Crash

Florida Highway Patrol announced a crash in Bradenton resulted in two deaths and three with critical injuries.

The crash took place very early Sunday just prior to three in the morning. While closing on  the intersection of 46th Avenue and 30th St. West,  twenty nine year old Gaston Hernan from Bradenton,  in his Full-sized SUV Nissan Armada, the road curved to the right but failed to negotiate the turn.

Crash location at 46th Avenue West and 30th Street West Bradenton FL

Hernan was northbound and apparently crossed into the southbound lanes while attempting to negotiate the turn. As the SUV swerved across the lane into the west side of the road it struck a tree at speed. The force of the crash caused the full-sized Nissan Armada to overturn and momentum carried the heavy SUV into a parking lot.

As the SUV tumbled into the parking lot it crashed into a pair of pedestrians before colliding with a parked car.  The SUV hit the parked car with enough force to smash the car into two more vehicles in the parking lot before the SUV finally came to rest.

The impact pushed all three of the parked vehicles into a building on the other side of the parking lot.

Hernan, the driver of the SUV as well as a passenger, twenty one year old Marco Garcia from Bradenton died from injuries sustained in the crash. The other passengers in the Nissan SUV, twenty six year old Julio De La Torre and thirty seven year old Roberto Villalta Mejia also suffered serious injuries and were taken to Blake Medical Center.

Remarkably, pedestrian thirty seven year old  Lovell Farmer of Bradenton sustained only minor injuries during the accident however pedestrian Miya Farmer a thirty six year old also from Bradenton was critically injured and transported to Blake Medical Center for medical treatment.

Motorcycle vs Semi Crash Killes One

Tampa Police announced a man was killed as a result of a crash between a motorcycle and a tractor-trailer.

The fatal crash took place at the intersection of Howard Avenue and Kennedy Blvd. Tampa police reported witnesses saw the motorcyclist run a red light and then crash into the truck. The crash happened at roughly two in the morning.

The force of the impact threw the motorcyclist from the bike killing the rider.

DUI Crash Lands Sarasota Man In Serious Condition

Drunk driver causes mini-van crash with injuries on S.R. 72.

Florida Highway Patrol reported that eighty year-old Lee Fleming turned onto the westbound lanes of Clark Road at the intersection with Sawyer Road when he was hit by a Nissan Sienna traveling at speed on Clark.

The accident took place at roughly 4:45 in the afternoon when Lee Fleming entered Clark road from a green light on Sawyer Road. As Fleming drove onto to the westbound lanes of Clark he turned into the left hand lanes and was hit by a speeding Nissan Sienna mini-van.

The driver of the Nissan, twenty three year old Oscar Ovalles was traveling at speed down the westbound lanes on Clark road and ran the red light at Sawyer. As he sped through the light, Fleming pulled into the lane Ovalles was traveling in and the two vehicle crashed violently.

At the last moment Fleming saw the approaching Nissan and attempted to turn away but was unable to avoid the collision. The crash resulted in both Fleming and Ovalles being taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Fleming was in serious condition while Ovalles only sustained minor injuries. Police arrested and charged Ovalles with driving under the influence with serious bodily injury and violation of a traffic signal.

Englewood Motorcycle Crash Leaves Rider In Critical Condition

A motorcyclist was in critical condition after a collision with a minivan in Englewood.

Authorities stated that at roughly nine fifty in the morning, the rider of a 1986 Honda motorcycle was stopped in the southbound lanes at the intersection of North Indiana Avenue and East Dearborn Street waiting in the left turn lane during a green light.

As a Chrysler Town and Country minivan approached from the southbound lanes the motorcycles attempted to turn left,failing to yield to the oncoming minivan.

The two vehicles crashed in the intersection. The rider of the Honda, only identified as a 59 year old male, was not wearing a helmet and was thrown from the motorcycle where he was critically injured. First responders transported the motorcyclist to Blake Memorial Hospital in Bradenton. The driver of the Chrysler was not harmed in the crash.

Pickup Crashes Into Motorcycle In Sarasota

Florida Highway Patrol announced a collision between a pickup truck and a motorcycle in Sarasota that left the motorcyclist in serious medical condition.

According to FHP the crash took place prior to nine in the evening at the intersection of Fruitville Rd. and U.S. 301.

Witnesses stated that the force of the collision sent the motorcycle’s rider airborne causing the rider to slam into the roadway where they went limp.

Sarasota police responded to the accident and were interviewing witnesses and stated an investigation was ongoing.

The driver of the pickup truck was not harmed in the crash.

Pedestrian Accident In Clearwater Injures Two

Clearwater Police announced that two pedestrians where injured after being struck by a compact SUV Thursday.

The accident took place at roughly five thirty in the morning as forty year-old Washington D.C. native Elizabeth Sandridge attempted to cross Gulf-to-Bay blvd at the intersection with Meadowlark Lane and was struck by an oncoming Mitsubishi Outlander crossover SUV.

Another pedestrian, forty one year old David Schroder from Wilmington North Carolina attempted to get Sandridge to safety but was also hit by the vehicle in the process.

Schroder was brought to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Riverview for medical treatment and Sandridge was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg for her injuries.

Police declined to cite the driver of the Mitsubishi sixty-seven year old Jeffrey Moore with failing to yield right of way due to the fact that both pedestrians were not using a crosswalk.

Bicyclist Hit On Ringling Causeway Driver Flees

Sarasota hit-and-run on Ringling Causeway Injures Cyclists

A hit-and-run crash between a bicyclist and a driver was reported by Sarasota Police.

The crash took place at roughly 10 in the morning as two cyclists, husband and wife, rode along the Ringling Causeway. As they were just west of Bird Key Park heading towards St. Armands Circle the wife was hit by a vehicle.

Witnesses described the vehicle as a Chrysler 300 painted light blue. The driver of the Chrysler was said to be an elderly woman of caucasian descent.

The cyclist suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries as a result of the crash.

The force of the collision resulted in the Chrysler being dented in and having a ruptured tire, while the driver of the car fled the scene, she was later located by authorities and is facing changes of leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.

Sarasota police are further investigating the crash.

Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Town ‘N Country Florida

A motorcyclist succumbed to injuries sustained after a collision with car in Town n Country FL.

Police reported that the crash took place at roughly 10 p.m. as 59 year old David Brockert from Homosassa was heading westbound on W Hillsborough.

As Brockert approached the intersection with own ‘N Country Boulevard a car, driven by 46 year old Ileana Echavarria, pulled out from a private driveway and directly into the path of Brockert’s motorcycle.

Brockert was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Echavarria faces charges including failing to yield right of way.

Single-Car Crash On Woodmere Park Boulevard Injures Man In Venice

Florida Highway Patrol reported a single car crash in Venice that resulted in a seventy nine year old man being critically injured.

Crash took place as Donald Richter was approaching the intersection of Tennyson and Woodmere Park Blvd. Apparently Richter suffered a medical issues while driving and may have blacked out. This caused Richter to cross the roadway, swerving  his 2007 Buick Lucerne left over the westbound lanes before he ran over the curb continued on over the shoulder and crashed into the guardrail.

The impact of the crash resulted in Donald Richter suffering critical injuries. First responders took Richter Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Richter was also traveling with a passenger, sixty three year old Rosemary Richter, however Rosemary Richter was not injured in the crash. Troopers said both driver and passenger were wearing set belts.

Two From Sarasota Killed In Fiery Crash While Fleeing Sarasota Police

Florida Highway Patrol announced that two were killed in a crash after fleeing a traffic stop.

The crash happened after Sarasota Police attempted to stop the driver of a 2007 BMW 750Li  at Washington Ct. and 24th St. in Sarasota. The BMW fled and because of danger to civilians the officers did not pursue.

After fleeing the Sarasota Police officers, the driver of the BMW continued at a high rate of speed heading west on University Parkway and attempted to turn right on to the northbound lanes of U.S. 301 but was going much too fast and failed to negotiate the turn. At roughly 2:30a.m. the speeding BMW crossed over the shoulder and high an embankment at the rail line causing the sedan to be launched into the air.

While airborne the BMW smashed into a railroad support pole and the crashed into another. After hitting the pole head-on the car came out of the air onto a metal guardrail in the median and burst into flames finally coming to a stop. Both driver and passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car had a history of multiple traffic violations including  fleeing officers and driving with a suspended license.