Sarasota Scooter Crash Injures Woman

Florida Highway Patrol reported an accident involving a scooter and a car that has left one woman in critical condition.

The crash took place at roughly ten minutes after ten in the evening when Ana J. Muller Padilla was driving her scooter east on Clark Road in Sarasota and approached the intersection with Gateway Avenue. A Ford Mustang was also traveling east on Clark Road driving behind Padilla’s scooter but at a greater speed.

The driver of the Mustang, 28 year-old Ronda M. Rohde also from Sarasota, failed to see the slower scooter and did not slow to avoid a collision.

The Mustang slammed into the back of the scooter which ejected Padilla onto the roadway. Padilla had not been wearing a helmet during the crash and was taken to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton Florida wear she was listed as critical condition.

Rohde, the driver of the Mustang was charged with careless driving.

Crash On U.S. 41 In Sarasota Injures Three

A three car accident in Sarasota on U.S. 41 resulted in at least three people being injured.

The crash took place just prior to 10 a.m. at the intersection of Tamiami Trail and 42nd Street when witnesses reported a Volkswagen traveling in the northbound lanes crossed traffic, drove over the median and careened into the southbound traffic. As the Volkswagen drove into southbound lanes and crashed into a van, and possibly two other vehicles.

One person was seriously injured and had to be taken by Paramedics to an area trauma center. Two other injured people were taken to area hospitals by ambulance.

Sarasota Police have stated an investigation is ongoing.

Englewood Man Seriously Hurt In Sarasota I-75 Crash

Officials from Florida Highway Patrol have said a man from Englewood allegedly ran a red light near the exit ramp of I-75 and Fruitville road causing an accident with serious injuries..

The crash took places just prior to 8:30 p.m. when thirty five year old Egor Klimantovich was driving eastbound on Fruitville Road in Sarasota.

As Klimantovich approached the intersection with interstate seventy five ramp traffic, witnesses stated he failed to stop when the light turned red.

When the drivers of two vehicles exiting I-75 were given the green light to turn onto Fruitville they proceeded unaware of the oncoming vehicle.

As the vehicles entered the intersection attempting to turn onto the westbound lanes Klimantovich’s vehicle slammed into the first vehicle at speed which in turn, crashed into the second vehicle attempting to turn onto Fruitville.

Klimantovich suffered serious injuries in the crash and was airlifted to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton. The driver of the first car hit by Klimantovich was taken to Doctors Hospital in Sarasota with minor injuries.

Troopers have stated they will be charging Klimantovich with no proof of insurance and failing to stop at a red light.

Quadruple Vehicle Crash On 301 In Manatee County Injures Two

Florida Highway Patrol reported that an auto accident involving four vehicles on U.S. 301 in Manatee County has seriously injured two.

The report states that the driver of a Dodge Ram pickup truck traveling in the north-bound lanes of 301 crashed into the back of a line of cars waiting for traffic.

The force of the impact caused a chain reaction as stopped vehicles where slammed into each other.

FHP troopers said the driver of the pickup truck, Trevor Mann a twenty four year old from  Sarasota was driving up the inside left lane and for reasons unknown did not stop or slow down enough to avoid a violent crash with the cars waiting for traffic.

The pickup truck smashed into a Pontiac Vibe. Both the driver, seventy four year old Jack Hayward of Venice, and his passenger, sixty nine year old Linda Maynard also of Venice, were gravely injured.

The force of the crash shoved the Pontiac Vibe into the car in front of it with enough force to damage two more cars in front also waiting for traffic.

Hayward was taken to Blake Medical Center with Serious injuries and his passenger, Maynard was also taken to Blake Medical Center listed in critical condition.

Additionally, Kathi Patton, a fifty year old from Ellenton suffered minor injuries after her car was rear-ended by Hayward’s Pontiac and was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. The fourth vehicle hit by the rear end crash was driven by twenty nine year old Rosalinda Ramirez, from Bradenton who also suffered minor injuries from the accident.

Mann, the driver of the Dodge pickup that caused the crash only suffered minor injuries and after being taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital was cited by FHP for careless driving.

Violent Crash On I-75 At River Road Killes One, Injures Two

A crash between two vehicles traveling in the northbound lanes on I-75 close to the River Road exit in Venice resulted in one death and two people injured.

The accident took place at roughly 10:20 a.m  when sixty-two year old Alison Young driving a Ford Escape had been slowed or stopped from traffic further ahead.

A seventy-six year old woman from Ft. Myers was driving a 2004 Toyota was approaching the stopped traffic at speed and failed to slow down.

The Toyota slammed into the back of the Ford Escape violently and both vehicles were spun off the highway where they crashed into pine trees along the shoulder.

A passenger in the Toyota only identified as a sevety-seven year old male was killed in the crash. The woman driving the Toyota was taken to Venice Regional Hospital in critical condition.

Young, the driver of the Escape was seriously injured in the crash.

Police stated that no skid marks were found at the scene possibly indicating the Toyota did not slow at all before smashing into the Escape however an investigation was ongoing.

Crash In Charlotte County Injures Three

A crash on McCall road in near Port Charlotte resulted in three being injured.

The accident took place shortly before 7:00am when Jill Castagna a sixty nine year old from Port Charlotte was driving west on McCall Road approaching Gillot Blvd as eighty five year old Genevieve Seman from Englewood was headed east and already in the left turn lane at Gillot Blvd.

Seman attempted to turn left at the intersection as Castagna approached and the front of the two vehicles collided in the intersection.

The resulting force of the impact spun the vehicle Seman was driving around where it finally came to rest in a ditch.

Seman was critically injured and taken by helicopter to Lee Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte. Jill Castagna and seventy one Alfonso Castagna where seriously injured in the crash and taken to Englewood hospital with serious injuries.

Florida Highway Patrol stated that charges were pending in the accident.

 

Lakeland Man Killed In Manatee County Crash With Semi

Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal accident between a Toyota Prius and a tractor trailer on State Road 62 in Manatee County.

According to troopers the crash took place shortly before nine thirty a.m. when Gerald Yankovich, a seventy-one year old from Lakeland was driving his Toyota Prius on State road 62 in eastern manatee county when he collided with the rear of a tractor trailer.

The truck, driven by a man from Duette, had been stopped and waiting for traffic before turning left into a private driveway.

Yankovich failed to see the oncoming vehicle and crashed into the back of the trailer at speed in the compact car.

The force of the impact killed Yankovich. Two passengers were also in the Prius at the time of the crash, a twenty-eight year old mother and her ten year old son. Yankovich had been enroute to All Children’s Hospital taking part in the Share Ride Transportation program.

Both the mother and child suffered minor injuries that did not require hospitalization.

No charges were filed after the crash.

Motorcycle Accident In North Port Seriously Injures Rider

A crash with injuries was reported by North Port Police Sunday. Officers stated that a motorcycle accident occurred between a pickup truck and motorcycle just prior to 8:00 p.m.

The accident unfolded as Hugh Gravitt a 29-year old from North Port was riding on South Cranberry Blvd. and approaching Ida Lane. In the opposite direction Fourty-two year old Stephen Smith was driving a pickup truck.

Smith attempted to turn left from Cranberry onto Ida lane and pulled out in front of the oncoming motorcyclist.

Gravitt had not time to react and collided with the pick up truck violently. Police stated that Gravitt was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte and was stable but suffered serious injuries.

Charges against the driver of the pickup truck are pending.

Car Vs. Motorcycle Crash On Bee Ridge Road Critically Injures Motorcyclist

Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash involving a motorcyclist and a Ford compaq SUV early Wednesday morning on Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota.

The accident took place when Tyler Castillo 19 from Sarasota was eastbound on Bee Ridge Road. At roughly 7:30 a.m. Castillo collided with a Ford Escape being driven by Jeff Etienne, 26 also from Sarasota.

The force of the collision threw Castillo from his Honda motorcycle into the westbound lanes of Bee Ridge Rd. Castillo was struck by a F-250 pick up truck and was critically injured. The motorcycle continued on into the median and came to a stop after striking a tree.

Castillo was taken by Bayflite to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for treatment.

Police cited Castillo for reckless driving and having an expired registration.

Car Accident On 40th Street In Tampa Killes One

Tampa Fire Rescue responded to a car crash at 40th Street Sunday.

The crash took place shortly after 3 in the afternoon on the private property of Schwend, Inc. after a car apparently speeding down 40th Street crashed through a fence at the perimeter of the property and smashed into the back of a trailer.

The car was carrying three occupants including a 12-year old boy, an adult male and a woman. The female was killed by the force of the crash and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car, a middle aged man was taken to Tampa Memorial Hospital for treatment. The 12-year old was released after treatment of minor injures.

All occupant of the car were wearing seatbelts during the crash, however none of the occupants have been identified yet.