North Port Police Department reported a deadly motorcycle accident Monday just outside Woodland Middle School.
The crash took place as four motorcyclists were riding in the northbound lanes of Panacea boulevard. Shortly after the group passed the school zone in front of Woodland Middle School, two of the motorcycles collided.
Twenty year old Xavier Alonso was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Twenty Three year old Hector Sanchez was also inured in the crash and taken to a local hospital for treatment.
No further details are available at this time.
North Port Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact Officer Aaron Nick at 941-429-7300.
Police in St. Pete Beach reported a crash with injuries between a bicyclist and an SUV.
The crash took place at approximately 8:30 p.m. as fifty four year old cyclist Anthony Logothetis attempted to cross Gulf Blvd., near the intersection with 65th Avenue. As Logothetis crossed Gulf Boulevard he was struck by a Subaru Outback driven by 47 year old Emanual D. Matalon.
Both driver Emanual Matalon and his passenger 40 year old Shannon were unharmed in the crash however cyclist Anthony Logothetis sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg for medical attention.
Logothetis was not in a crosswalk and his bicycle was not equipped with lights.
Police are searching for the driver of a hit-and-run pickup truck that was involved in a fatal crash with a fourteen year old cyclist.
FHP announced fourteen year old Devin Federly was riding southbound on his bicycle on Sheehan Blvd just north of the intersection with State Ave., along the edge of the roadway.
At approximately 8p.m. what was described as an older pickup truck apparently crossed into the wrong lanes an struck Federly. After the impact the driver of the truck fled the scene.
The force of the impact threw the fourteen year old boy from his bicycle and onto the side of the road.
Federly was rushed to Bayfront Port Charlotte for treatment but medical staff were unable to save him.
Police stated a witness described the vehicle as a silver pickup truck with a single cab that was damaged in the right front and front windshield.
Florida Highway Patrol has asked that anyone who has knowledge of the pickup or witnessed the crash to call them at 239-344-1730.
An accident with serious injures was set in motion when a driver ran a red light in Bradenton.
Twenty-two year old Bradenton resident David Betancourt was eastbound on 51st Ave. East and heading toward the crossing with U.S. 301.
As Betancourt approached the intersection the traffic signal turned yellow, rather than slowing and stopping for the signal Betancourt proceeded into the intersection at speed, attempting to turn onto U.S. 301.
Prior to Betancourt entering the intersection the traffic signal turned red and the stopped traffic proceeded into the intersection. Among those drivers was 56 year old Rey Treharn who entered the intersection driving a Ford Ranger pick up truck.
Betancourt crashed into the small pickup truck as they both entered the intersection. Treharn was critically injured in the crash and was transported to Blake Medical center in Bradneton by first responders. Betancourt sustained minor injuries and was brought to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. Four others were injured in the crash including three teenagers, fourteen year old Alan Betancourt who was seriously injured, fifteen year old Gabriela Beltran who sustained minor injuries, sixteen year old Miguel Beltran was critically injured, and an as of of yet unidentified 21 year old woman who was critically injured who was taken to Blake Medical Center.
Authorities have charged Betancourt with not having proof of insurance and running a red light.
FHP reports two people have been seriously injured as a result of a traffic accident on Singletary Road in Manatee County.
The accident took place as sixty-two year old Bradenton resident Jack May drove his Nissan Rogue eastbound. At roughly fifteen minutes before 2:00 p.m. May attempted to make a left turn into a driveway at 34075 Singletary Road.
At the same time twenty year old Ross Nelson from Bradenton was driving westbound on Singletary Road in a Dodge Ram pick up truck.
May turned directly into the path of the oncoming pick up truck and the two vehicles collided.
Both driver, Jack May and passenger sixty one year old Lynda May were seriously injured in the crash and taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Nelson, who sustained minor injuries in the accident, was taken to Lake wood Ranch Medical Center for treatment.
Authorities stated May has been charged with failing to yield right of way.
FHP stated a woman from Bradenton was critically injured after being involved in a traffic accident in DeSoto County.
The accident happened as twenty-nine year old Bradenton woman Jennifer Suggs was cycling northbound just south of SW Angus street on SW Shores avenue on a bicycle not equipped with lights.
At the same time a Ford Van driven by twenty-two year old Joe Palafox from Arcadia was also driving north on SW Shores when an oncoming vehicles headlines obstructed Palafox’s vision monetarily.
The Ford Van collided with Suggs from behind critically injuring her. Suggs was flown Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg for emergency medial treatment.
North Port Police reported a fatal two-vehicle crash Sunday Morning.
The crash took place at nine in the morning as 91 year old Wilber Mulhollen was crossing Tamiami Trail at the intersection of Tuscola Blvd.
As Mulhollen entered the southbound lanes of Tamiami trail his vehicle was struck driver-side by a car driven by thirty year old Jerod English also of North Port.
The force of the impact proved fatal for Mulhollen. Police are currently investigating the crash and no charges have yet been filed.
FHP announced an eighty year old woman was in serious condition after being injured in a 3-vehicle crash on U.S. 41.
The crash took place as eighty year old Bradenton resident Catherine McCarthy attempted to cross U.S. 41 at Orlando Avenue. A roughly 2:30 in the afternoon, McCarthy was proceeded into the north bound lanes from the turn lane at Orlando avenue.
As McCarthy entered U.S. 41 in her 2011 GMC Terrain she drove directly into the path of an oncoming car driven by 19 year old Rodolfo Garcia, also of Bradenton.
The force of the crash pushed McCarthy’s SUV into another direction where is was struck by 52 year old Ronnie Tacle’s Nissan Frontier pick up truck.
Both Tacle and Garcia sustained minor injuries, McCarthy was seriously injured and transported to Blake Medical Center.
McCarthy was cited for causing the crash.
FHP troopers reported a three-car traffic accident that seriously injured an elderly woman from Bradenton.
At roughly 2:30 in the afternoon, eighty year old Catherine McCarthy was waiting in the left turn lane of the Orlando Avenue U.S. 41 intersection in her 2011 GMC Terrain.
At the same time nineteen year old Rodolfo Garcia was approaching in a car and fifty-two year old Ronny Tacle was heading toward the intersection in a Nissan Frontier pick up truck. McCarthy proceeded into the intersection attempting to cross the road and driving directly into the path of the oncoming car driven by Garcia.
Garcia and McCarthy’s vehicles crashed into each other and the force of the impact redirected McCarthy’s SUV causing it to crash into Tacle’s Nissan pick up.
McCarthy suffered serious injuries in the crash and was taken to Blake Medical center for treatment. Both Garcia and Tacle suffered minor injuries and were taken to are hospitals.
Sarasota Police announced a head-on crash near Honore Avenue.
The accident happened as an unidentified woman was driving on Richardson Road in the area of Honore Avenue. At approximately 3:30 in the afternoon she collided head-on with another vehicle.
The crash slammed the woman’s car backwards where it came to rest on the precipice of a steep drainage ditch adjacent to the Sarasota Football Club.
The other car was found near the crash scene and the condition of the driver has not been released.
The injured woman was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment.