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Manatee County Sheriffs office reported a fifteen year old boy drove off with father’s car causing 4 crashes in Bradenton.
The Sheriff’s office stated that deputies approached the driver of a vehicle involved in a crash in Bradenton at First Street East and U.S. 301 when the driver of the car took off as the officer came to speak to the drivers.
The Sheriff’s office deputy pursued the driver of the car heading south until the driver crashed into a power pole in the 5100 block of 15th Street East.
At the crash scene the deputy discovered the hit-and-run driver was a fifteen year old boy. The boy was injured in the accident and taken to the hospital for treatment.
The Sheriff’s office then learned of three other crashes caused by the fifteen year old. One of the crashes also in Bradenton, injured a 38-year old that was taken to the hospital for treatment. The other accidents had not resulted in injuries or they were not reported.
Both the boy and his father has stated the boy took the car without permission. The Manatee Sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate the incident.
Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal accident Thursday on Interstate 75 in Manatee County.
The crash occurred in a rural area near mile marker 234 after one o’clock in the afternoon. Witnesses told Troopers that a 2009 Ford F-150 pickup truck smashed into the back of a tractor-trailer south of Sun City Center.
Other drivers were forced to stop because of the crash and attempted to give CPR to the driver of the Ford while waiting for EMS.
The force of the crash was too much however and proved fatal for the driver of the pick up truck.
It has not yet been released why the truck crashed into semi and FHP has not yet released the identity of the driver.
A serious crash between a tractor-trailer and small car resulted in the north bound lanes of I-75 being closed for 2 hours while FHP troopers investigated the crash and cleared the wreckage.
The crash made the tractor-trailer in-operable blocking the lanes.
FHP has not released the identities of those involved or whether there have been inuries in the crash.
A crash between a Ford Pickup Truck and a parked Semi-Trailer resulted in the driver sustaining serious injuries and being flown to Blake Medical Center.
Venice Police stated the accident occurred when Scott Varone a 55 year-old from Venice, was driving on Seaboard Avenue when, for reasons not yet stated he crashed into a parked trailer. The force of the crash pinned Varone under the trailer and responders had to extract him from the wreckage.
After being freed from the crash, Varone was flown to Blake Medical Center for treatments of his injuries.
Authorities have not yet stated the cause of the accident however an investigation is continuing.
Florida Highway Patrol reported a death resulting from a single car crash in Lakewood Ranch Thursday.
The victim was Vivian Rawls a 74 year old from Parrish. Rawls was driving north on Lakewood Ranch Boulevard in a late model Chevy SUV when she apparently lost control of the vehicle.
The SUV crossed the median and the southbound lanes before crashing into a power pole and a light pole before coming to a stop. The crash took place about a mile north of Malachite Drive. Troopers stated that Rawls had been wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. She was taken to Blake Medical Center for treatment where she ultimately passed away.
Florida Highway Patrol Reported an elderly woman died as a result of injuries sustained in a car crash Wednesday morning.
The accident happened when 89-year old Lilian Stainaker was attempting to back out of the driveway of a home close to the intersection of Sugarwood Street and Pine Needle Dr. at roughly 5:15 in the afternoon.
Stainaker accidentally accelerated too hard and speed the 2008 Ford Fusion sedan across Sugarwood Street and crashed into a mobile home.
Stainaker was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital where she died of her injuries. No charges were filed and FHP has not indicated whether Stainaker was wearing a sea belt.
An accident between a motorcyclist and car on Tamiami Trail near Phillippi Street in Sarasota has left the rider in critical medical condition.
Florida Highway Patrol reported that the accident occurred when 76-year old Florentino Mazzucco was driving his motorcycle north on Tamiami Trail after 9:30 a.m. closing on the intersection with Phillippi Street. Mazzucco abruptly attempted to change lanes but crashed into a car being driven by an 84 year old woman.
The force of the collision knocked the helmet-less Mazzucco over, sending him off of his motorcycle and onto the street.
FHP has charges Mazzucco with driving with a suspended license and careless driving.
Authorities transported Mazzucco to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for emergency medical treatment.
The driver of the car was not harmed in the crash.
Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal crash on a rural road in east Manatee County Saturday Morning.
The deadly crash took place after seven in the morning on Saturday when Jose Herrera was driving an Audi A6 heading south on CR39.
Herrera came upon slower traffic and attempted to pass the vehicles. However an Ford Expedition was in the northbound lanes heading north.
Herrera apparently miss-judged the distances or did not see the approaching SUV and the two vehicles collided as the Audi nearly completed the pass.
The Expedition was driven by Darrel Catrett and 22 year old from Litthia Florida. Catrett suffered serious injuries resulting from the crash and was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center for emergency treatment.
Herrera was killed by the head on collision though FHP has not stated whether he was wearing a seat belt at the time, given the size disparity and closing speed between the two vehicles it likely would not have helped.
Sarasota Police reported a serious wrong-way accident in downtown Sarasota that has injured five people.
The head-on crash happened early morning just after 2a.m. when an unidentified man drove his car the wrong way on U.S. 41 near main street.
As the man drove south in the northbound lanes a taxi cab transporting four passengers was heading north. The two vehicles collided head on injuring all four passengers and the driver of the cab. Two of the passengers suffered serious injuries and were flown by bayflite helicopter for emergency medical treatment.
Sarasota Police have not yet stated whether the driver of the car was under the influence of alcohol or not.