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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.