Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal motorcycle crash on U.S. 41.
The accident happened as Sarasota motorcyclist, forty-one year old Mathew Knight was riding a motorcycle southbound on U.S. 41, approaching the intersection with Bayshore Drive.
At roughly the same time thirty-one year old driver Paul Watkins was eastbound on Bayshore drive approaching the intersection with U.S. 41.
Approximately six minutes after noon, Watkins turned left onto U.S. 41 from Bayshore and directly into the path of the oncoming motorcyclist.
Knight collided with Watkins vehicle and sustained severe injuries. First responders transported Knight to Venice Regional Hospital. Knight later died from his injuries.
A report from the Florida Highway Patrol announced an accident between a moped rider and car has resulted in serious injuries.
The crash took place as sixty-six year old Englewood resident Thomas Knipe rode his moped to the Dollar General and entered the parking lot.
Just prior, sixty-seven year old Anne Roman from Moriches New York was southbound on Indiana Avenue approaching the Dollar General in a Toyota Prius.
Moriches drove into the parking lot and failed to see Knipe on his moped in time to stop. Moriches crashed into the moped sending Knipe who was not wearing a helmet to the pavement.
Knipe suffered serious injuries and was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. FHP has charged Romano with improper lane change.
Florida Highway Patrol in Sarasota announced a multi-vehicle crash with injuries in Venice.
FHP reports the accident occurred at roughly 4pm as seventy nine year old North Port resident Barbara Cook was heading south on River Road.
Cook was approaching three cars that had stopped for traffic near the intersection with Parrotfish Street. Cook approached the stopped vehicles at speed and failed to avoid a collision, crashing into the rear of a car driven by sixty nine year old Wesley Brill from Port Charlotte.
The force of the impact shoved Brill’s car forward where it impacted with a car driven by thirty eight year old Venice resident Jennifer Swowinski. This in turn forced Swowinsk’s car into the rear of a car driven by sixty-nine year old Daniel Schull of Englewood.
After crashing into the back of Brill’s car Cook’s vehicle was redirected off the road where it hit a traffic sign and came to a stop.
Both driver Cook and her passenger eight one year old Jimmie Cook were seriously injured in the accident and transported to Venice Hospital for emergency treatment.
Wesley Brill was also seriously injured in the crash and taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for medial care. The other drivers in the crash were not injured and FHT stated that Cook has been charged with careless driving.
Florida Highway Patrol announced a 15 year old boy was struck and killed while attempting to cross U.S. 41 in Palmetto.
FHP stated the tragic pedestrian accident took place at approximately 6:30 a.m. as fifteen year old Myquarios Kelly from Palmetto was at the intersection of 23rd Street East and U.S. 41. At the same time driver, sixty four year old John D’Auria from Tampa was driving on U.S. 41 approaching the intersection with 23rd Street East in the morning gloom in a Lexus ES300H sedan.
As D’Auria closed on the intersection, Kelly attempted to cross the road moving from the east side of the road toward the west side. D’Auria failed to see the 15 year old in the darkness and struck Kelly while he was crossing the road.
The Lexus impacted with Kelly on the right side, the force of the crash throwing Kelly onto the roadway.
Kelly died as a result of his injuries, FHP also stated that alcohol had not been a factor in the deadly crash.
Florida Highway Patrol Reported a fatal crash on SR 64 in Bradenton.
The collision took place when seventy four year old Dana Kay was walking along State Road 64 in the 4300 block.
At roughly 6:50 a.m. Kay was struck by a moving vehicle and died at the scene as a result of her injuries.
Bradenton Police have asked anyone with knowledge of the incident to contact them at 866-634-8477.
Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal accident a in Sarasota at Tamiami Trail and Constitution Boulevard.
The crash took place as twenty year old Terry Moreland was driving north on U.S. 41 in a 2000 Dodge Ram pickup truck approaching the intersection with Constitution Blvd., at 3:53p.m.
At the same time sixty three year old Eealnor Grochowski driving a 2004 Acura TL was southbound in the left turn lane of U.S. 41 at the intersection with Constitution blvd.
Grochowski proceeded to turn left heading eastbound across U.S. 41 toward Constitution Blvd., but drove directly into the path of the oncoming pickup truck.
The Ram pickup crashed into the right front of the Acura forcing the smaller car into the shoulder and partially blocking traffic on U.S. 41.
Grochowski died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Moreland was not hurt during the collision.
FHP reported a motorcycle accident with injuries on Singletary Road.
The single-vehicle accident happened as sixty seven year old Michael Krukowski from Sarasota road west on Singletary Road on his 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle.
For reasons unknown at roughly 5:15p.m. Krukowski left the roadway and drove into the drainage ditch where he crashed into two palm trees and was thrown from the motorcycle.
Krukowski was seriously injured and taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for medical treatment.
Florida Highway Patrol announced a motorcyclist was killed in an accident on State Road 70.
The crash took place as twenty six year old Richard Sconyers of Bradenton was riding a motorcycle without a helmet eastbound on State Road 70 approaching 22nd St. Ct. E.
At the same time sixty five year old Russell Omens also from Bradenton, was driving his Toyota Camry westbound on State Road 70 also approaching 22nd St. Ct. E.
Shortly before 6:00 a.m. Omens attempted to turn left onto 22nd St. Ct. E. and drove directly into the path of Sconyers oncoming motorcycle.
Sconyers was killed by the collision. FHP cited Omens for failing to yield to oncoming traffic.
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.