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.

Auto Accident In Punta Gorda Kills One

Florida Highway Patrol reported an serious car crash early Tuesday morning that has claimed at least one life.

Troopers stated that the accident occurred at roughly 6:15 in the morning at the intersection of St. Pierre Road and Tamiami Trail in Punta Gorda Florida.

FHP has not yet released full details of the accident but the wreckage from the crash has blocked the southbound lanes of Tamiami Trail. First responders had routed traffic to St. Pierre Road as a detour while the accident was investigated and the wreckage cleared from U.S. 41.

Pick up Truck Injures Motorcyclist On University Parkway

An unknown driver of a pickup truck is being sought by the Florida Highway Patrol for causing an accident that left a motorcyclist injured.

FHP stated that at roughly 9:30 in the morning an F-150 Ford pickup truck ran the light at the north bound I-75 ramp and University Parkway. The pickup truck drove directly into the path of 35 year oldĀ  Venice motorcyclist, Jeffrey Rush.

Rush was forced to veer out of the way and lay the bike down to avoid a direct collision with the pick up truck.

The motorcyclist suffered minor injuries during the accident and was taken to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center for treatment
FHP has asked anyone with knowledge of the accident to contact them at 941-751-8355.

SUV vs Bicycle Crash In Osprey Leaves Bicyclist In Critical Condition

East Bay St US 41 CrashA man from Sarasota was struck by a Chevy Blazer when attempting to cross U.S. 41 in Osprey.

According to Florida Highway patrol the man, fifty two year old Jody Gregory from Sarasota was hit when he road his bicycle into the intersection of East Bay Street and U.S. Tamiami Trail late Wednesday night.

Gregory, went through a red light heading west and rode directly into the path of the oncoming SUV, a 2004 Chevy Blazer that was traveling north.

The driver of the SUV did not have time to avoid crashing into Gregory. The force of the collision threw Gregory from his bicycle into the roadway.

Gregory was critically injured in the accident and was flown by helicopter to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton Florida .

Florida Highway patrol stated that while the investigation was still in progress, chargers were likely pending.

3-Car Crash With Tractor Trailer Near Vamo Rd. Sends Woman To Blake Medical Center

A serious accident on U.S. 41 involving three vehicles including a semi-truck injured at least one, and blocked morning rush hour traffic.

sarasota crash near vamo roadDebris from the crash included the axle from a tractor-trailer which had completely separated from the trailer and parts from a seriously damaged SUV and other cars blocked the lanes until investigators and crews cleared the roadway. The crash up morning traffic for more than a mile before the wrecked vehicles were cleared away.

Florida Highway patrol reported that the crash took place this morning approximately at 8:15 a.m. just north of Vamo road in Sarasota. While the accident is still under investigation some details have been released. A woman was seriously injured during the crash and was flown to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton in unknown condition.

The injured woman’s identity has not yet been released. A wrecked SUV ended up facing south on the grass median while a car, also severely damaged came to rest in the southbound lanes facing south, several hundred feet away.

A woman was evacuated by helicopter after a three-vehicle wreck on U.S. 41 this morning, which involved a tractor-trailer.

I-75 Rollover Crash Injures 4 In Venice

A vehicle crash on interstate 75 near the Jacaranda Blvd exit in Venice caused at least on vehicle to overturn.

According to first responders the vehicle had six passengers, four of which where injured in the crash. The injured were said to be in stable condition after arriving at the hospital via ambulance.

FHP had quickly cleared the lanes and I-75 was open for traffic.