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.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office announced an accident on Fletcher resulted in the death of an 83 year old man.
The crash took place when fifty year old Merminia Rodriguez from Tampa, traveled east in the left lane of Fletcher Avenue. As Rodriguez entered the left turn lane driving a Chevy Tahoe she failed to yield to eighty three year old Eddy Ramos. Rodriguez full-sized SUV crashed into Ramos Toyota as Rodriguez turned into the intersection.
The force of the crash mortally injured Rodriguez and he later died at the hospital.
Police said that drugs and alcohol were not a factor and that charges were pending.
Florida Highway Patrol reported a hit and run collision between a scooter and a full-sized Ford SUV.
The crash took place as a twenty-nine year old male was riding south on U.S. 41 at roughly 10:30p.m.
North of the intersection of River Road and 41 the motor scooter was struck from behind by a driver in a Ford Expedition SUV.
The force of the impact threw the rider from his motor scooter onto the shoulder of U.S. 41. The impact seriously injured the downed rider.
The crash sandwiched the scooter under the SUV, where it became lodged and dragged down the road for more than 1,000 feet. Witnesses said the SUV came to a stop and the drive got out, pulled the smashed scooter from under the vehicle and then proceeded to flee the scene.
The helmetless injured scooter rider was brought to Sarasota memorial for treatment of serious injuries. Authorities are seeking information about the driver of the SUV and have asked anyone with knowledge to contact them at 941-751-8350.
A motorcycle and SUV crashed in Venice at Bamboo Drive and Shamrock Boulevard resulting in the motorcyclist suffering severe injuries.
The crash happened when 39 year old motorcyclist Travis Garbrandt of Venice was approaching the intersection of Shamrock blvd., and Bamboo Dr., when a Buick Rendezvous SUV made a left turn causing the SUV to cross directly into the path of the oncoming motorcycle.
The motorcyclist had no time to avoid colliding with the SUV and crashed as the Buick cut across the intersection.
Garbrandt was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital where he is reported to be in critical condition.
Forty-eight year old Dana Wagner-Sacino was driving the SUV during the accident and has been cited by FHP troopers for failing to yield right of way. Police also stated that alcohol was not a factor in the crash.