Ellenton Hit and Run Kills Bicyclist

A late night hit and run collision between a bicyclist and a unidentified vehicle resulted in the death of the bicyclist.

Florida Highway Patrol reported the incident occurred on the shoulder of U.S. 301 approaching the intersection with 19th Ave East. at 12:30a.m. in Ellenton.

A silver vehicle with damage from the collision sped away from the scene after the accident.

The bicyclist identified as Daniel Mimbs a 26 year old from Bradenton was crashed into from behind on the shoulder of 301.

The vehicle in question left a headlamp behind after the crash and was identified as possibly being a Ford.

Mimbs was pronounced dead at Blake Medical Center and Florida Highway patrol offices have asked anyone with knowledge of the crash or seen the vehicle call them at 751-8350.



Motorcycle Accident In Port Charlotte Kills Man And Injures Two

Florida Highway Patrol announced a death and multiple injured people resulting from a rare collision between two motorcycles.

The motorcycle crash took place just before 1:20 when the rider of a 2001 Harley, Timothy  Dudley swirved in front of another rider on County Road 769 in Desoto County. The other rider was Port Charlotte man Timothy Schneider also riding a Harley Davidson.

Dudley miss-judged and the two motorcycles collided near by SW Peace River Street.

Schneider was taken to an area hospital reportedly with serious injures, Dudley and his passenger were flown to Lee Memorial for treatment where Dudley died from trauma sustained in the accident. Dudley’s passenger Rosemary Aresta a 49 year old from Punta Gorda was listed in serious condition also at Lee Memorial.

Troopers said that both Dudley and Aresta were not wearing helmets during the crash.

Woman in Wheelchair In Critical After Being Struck by A Car

Florida Highway Patrol reported a car struck a roadside gate injuring a woman in a wheelchair in Bradenton.

The accident happened when Linda Burns a 63 year-old diabetic lost consciousness while driving a Chevy Impala east on 57th Ave. East.

Apparently she passed out suffering from diabetes and drifted off the road.

The sedan crashed into a gate flinging the gate open causing the gate to smash into Denese Perry, a fifty one year old from Bradenton, sitting in her wheel chair near by the gate. The car also collided with Perry as momentum carried it further down the side of the road.

Perry was taken by first responders to Blake Medical Center and police stated that no charges have been filed against the driver of the car.

Motorcyclist Killed In Bradenton Crash

According to Bradenton Police, a car vs. motorcycle accident ended with the death of a sixty-two year old man Sunday morning in Bradenton.

Police reported that Lois Grossi was riding his Harley Davidson Electra-Glide  heading east on 30th Ave East closing on the intersection with 4th Street East just after 5:30 in the morning when the driver of a Honda SUV attempted to turn left, placing the SUV directly in front of Grossi’s path.

Grossi, and experienced motorcyclist turned sharply to avoid the collision but the SUV was simply too close. The Harley slid out from under Grossi and collided with the SUV at speed.

The force of the collision was enough to fatally wound Grossi, and inflict minor injuries in the driver of the SUV, Anna Woodard a fifty-year-old from Sarasota as well as her passenger.

Woodward will be charged with failure to yield right of way.

Hit-and-Run In Sarasota Injures Pedestrian

An unidentified vehicle struck and injured a pedestrian Saturday then fled the accident scene.

FHP reported that the vehicle struck and seriously injured David Cornell a twenty year old from Sarasota who was on the sidewalk on Bee Ridge road near Center Gate blvd. The vehicle which remains unidentified drove up onto the sidewalk and smashed into Cornell severely  injuring him, and throwing him to the ground at roughly five in the morning.

After striking Cornell, the vehicle sped off  to the east away from the injured pedestrian.

First responders rushed Cornell to Sarasota Memorial for treatment of serious injuries.

Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Hupchick has asked anyone who knows of the incident to call him at (239) 938-1800.

School Buses Crash Injuring Students

Florida Highway patrol reported a crash involving two Manatee County school buses resulting in students being injured.

The accident happened Monday afternoon at the intersection of 40th St W. and Cortez Road at approximately 3:45.

Officials from Manatee County Schools stated that 9 Moody Elementary School students suffered minor injuries and were transported to local hospitals for treatment following the crash.

Hit-and-Run Seriously Injures Venice Motorcyclist

Florida Highway patrol reported a hit an run crash that occurred Saturday night just before midnight resulted in a woman from Venice suffering serious injuries.

The crash happened when motorcyclist Connie Davis a 51 year old woman from Venice was heading north on Tamiami Trail and closing on the intersection with Rubens Drive. The driver of a Lincoln Continental in the intersection ran a stop sign and failed to see Davis approaching. The Lincoln pulled directly into the path of Davis and the force of the collision threw Davis from her Honda motorcycle onto the roadway.

The crash seriously injured Davis and she was taken to Venice Regional Medical Center for emergency treatment.

Florida Highway Patrol has asked that any witnesses or those with knowledge of the crash contact Troopers at 239-938-1800.

North Port Motorcycle Accident Injures One

Florida Highway Patrol reported that a motorcyclist was flown to an area hospital after an accident near Warm Mineral Springs in North Port.

The accident occurred near the intersection or Ortiz Boulevard and Tamiami Trail.

No further details were yet released other than the motorcyclist was seriously injured in the crash.

Accident With Injuries Closes Northbound Lanes U.S. 41 In Nokomis

Florida Highway Patrol reported that an auto accident at Giotto and Tamiami Trail in Nokomis resulted in injuries.

Few details are yet available bu the following is known, at about 6:30 p.m. a serious car crash occurred that caused injuries and enough wreckage to block the northbound lanes of U.S. 41

The accident took authorities more than an hour to clear and reopen the lanes

Fatal Bicycle Vs Truck Accident In Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda officials announced an accident involving a bicyclist and a pick up truck that occurred Tuesday Morning was fatal.

The crash happened early morning on U.S. 41 at St. Pierre Road when Angle Hoyt a 24 year old from Port Charlotte was riding a bicycle north on 41. Hoyt apparently attempted to turn left onto St. Pierre Road but rode directly into the side of an oncoming pick up truck in the southbound lanes.

The force of the collision threw Hoyt from her bicycle onto the roadway where authorities later pronounced her dead. FHP also stated that Hoyt had not been wearing a helmet during the crash and that an investigation of the accident was underway.