Sarasota Crash Fatal For Bicyclist

An accident earlier in the week involving a cyclist being struck by a van on 10th and central has prove fatal for the Bicyclist.

fatal bicycle crash at 10th and central in SarasotaThe accident occurred November the 6th when a twenty year old Victor Foreman from Sarasota was attempting to cross the intersection of 10th and central on his bicycle and was struck by a van. The Van was heading east on tenth and turned into Central directly into the bicyclist, the driver of the van had no time to avoid the crash.

After being hit by the van, Foreman was flown to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for treatment.

Sarasota County Takes Long Overdue Steps To Become Safer For Cyclists And Pedestrians

Sarasota Police stated alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash. Foreman later died of his injuries while at Blake Medical Center.

Motorcycle Crash On Cortez Road Kills Man From Bradenton

Florida Highway Patrol reported that there was a fatal motorcycle accident on Manatee avenue early Friday.

The accident occurred when 89 year old Ernest Taffin from Bradenton made a left turn from Palma Sola Blvd onto Manatee Avenue directly into the path of motorcyclist Jonathan Frye, a 21 year old from Bradenton. Frye who was heading west in the left hand lanes of SR 64 did not have time to avoid the crash. Frye was wearing a helmet while riding his 2007 Aprilla motorcycle when he crashed into the right side of Taffin’s Mercedes.

Despite the helmet Frye was killed from the impact of the crash.

Englewood Motorcyclist Killed In Placidia Road Accident

A woman from Englwood lost control of her Harley Davidson late Wednesday while riding on Placidia Road.  After loosing control of the motorcycle she crashed into the concrete median and was ejected onto the roadway.

Florida Highway patrol reported that the accident occurred near the intersection  of Placidia road and Palm Manor/Merchants Crossing shortly before 100 p.m. Wednesday evening.

The rider, Lisa Baum a 47 year old from Englewood was taken to Englewood Hospital after the crash were she was pronounced dead.

Baum was not wearing a helmet during the crash and police investigators are determining if alcohol was a factor in the deadly accident.

Two Motorcyclists Suffered Serious Injury In I-75 Crash

In an update to a previous post on injured motorcyclist that resulted in the closure of the southbound lanes of I-75t at Jacaranda Blvd., further details have been released by FHP.

The accident happened near the southbound lanes at Laurel Road just north of Jacaranda. The accident was between a motorcycle and a Toyota Camry traveling south on 75.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol the crash took place when the driver of a 2012 Toyota Camry traveling south of the Laurel Road interchange in the center lane failed to spot a Honda VXR motorcycle with two passengers that had begun to slow down.

The Toyota smashed into the motorcycle at speed pinning the Honda under the front of the car which continued to travel forward for hundreds of feet before coming to a stop.

Two people suffered serious injuries in a traffic crash Wednesday evening that shut down southbound lanes of Interstate 75 near the Laurel Road interchange, authorities said.

The crash took place just before 6p.m. and both people riding the motorcycle suffered severe injuries as a result of the violent collision.

The injured riders were flown to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for emergency treatment. Thought the identity of the riders has not yet been released, Troopers did say that they were from Cape Coral.

The driver of a 1994 Honda VXR motorcycle was seriously injured and a passenger on the motorcycle received critical injuries in the accident, which occurred around 5:50 p.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Both of the injured were flown by helicopter to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for treatment. Troopers have not yet released their names, but noted in reports that both were from Cape Coral.

The uninjured driver of the Toyota Camry has been charged with careless driving.

 

Interstate 75 Closed From Accident

A traffic accident with injuries near the Jacaranda Blvd exit Wednesday caused the temporary closure of the southbound lanes on I-75.

The accident occurred at roughly 6:00 in the evening close to mile marker 193. Further details are pending but witnesses stated a motorcyclist was seriously injured and had to be flown away from the crash site on I-75 by helicopter.

By 700 pm the Florida Highway Patrol had the lanes clear and the southbound lanes were once again opened for traffic.

 

Motorcycle VS Hummer Collision Seriously Injures North Port Biker

south biscayne drive and us 41A motorcyclist crashed into a Humvee Tuesday afternoon. The accident happened when the driver of the Hummer, Holly Haynes, a 44 year old from Placida, was driving south on Tamiami Trail towards Biscayne Drive when she abruptly slowed to turn into the Shell Gas Station.

The motorcyclist, Michael Lee Murphy a 61 year old from North Port was following Haynes when she abruptly slowed to turn into the gas station. Murphy braked hard to avoid crashing into the SUV but skidded more than 50 feet before slamming into the back of the Hummer.

After impacting with the Hummer, Murphy was thrown onto the roadway where he slid on the asphalt before coming to a stop.

Offices stated that Murphy was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and suffered serious head injuries from the crash.

Interstate 75 Crash Leaves Bradenton Woman Serious Condition

A single car traffic accident at an I-75 on ramp at Fruitville road in Sarasota has seriously injured the driver.

The driver of the Nissan, Angela Patterson, a 44 year old from Bradenton for reasons not yet determined swerved of the on-ramp of I-75 at Fruitville at speed. The Nissan Murano

After driving off the roadway the crossover crossed the grassy shoulder and careened from tree to tree before crashing into a concrete podium and running through a fence where the SUV finally came to a stop.

Patterson was taken by paramedics to Blake Medical Center in serious condition. Troopers form the Florida Highway Patrol, stated that the accident is under investigation and that charges may be pending.

Motorcycle Accident On S.R. 64 Serious Injures Myakka Ciy Man

Florida Highway Patrol reported a motorcycle vs car accident on SR 64 Sunday.

The accident happened when Stephen W. Buron a 45 year old form Myakka City was riding eastbound on his 1999 Harley Davidson at 3:30 in the afternoon. A Lexus sedan stopped in the roadway and slowly turned into a driveway.

Buron failed to stop in time and collided with the lexus. Buron suffered serious injuries and was rushed to Blake Medical Center for treatment.

Man Hit By Car On U.S. 301 In Sarasota

A traffic accident involving a man hit by a car on U.S. 301 was being investigated by Sarasota Police.

Full details are pending however police reported the accident happened at 8:30 in the evening on Saturday when the pedestrian attempted to cross 301 close to 30th Street.

The motorist who struck the driver attempted to avoid hitting him by swerving and braking hard but was unable to avoid striking the man.

The injured pedestrian was taken by first responders to Sarasota Memorial for emergency medical treatment.

U.S. 301 was shutdown in two lanes for several hours to allow the Sarasota Police department to fully investigate the accident.

Tanker Truck Crash Kills One On I-75 In Sarasota

Florida Highway Patrol reported that an accident in Sarasota near Bee Ridge road involving a heavy tanker truck has killed the driver.

The accident occurred on interstate 75 near Bee Ridge Road at 9:40am. FHP stated the driver of the tanker truck, Patrick Harrel, a 42 year old from Sarasota was driving south on I-75 in the slow lane and unexpectedly swerved into the center lane in front of an oncoming pick up truck. The driver of the pick up truck, Robert Richterkessing a 24 year-old from Kissimmee Florida attempted to avoid the tanker truck by turning to the left and braking hard however there was not enough time and the pick up truck collided with the left rear of the tanker truck at speed.

The force of the collision cause both vehicles to spin out of control and rollover into the median crashing through the guard wire. The heavy tanker truck gouged deep tracks into the grassy median as it crashed.

After the accident it took firefighters some time to extract Harrel’s body which had been pinned under the tanker truck. A passenger also in the tanker truck suffered only minor injuries.

Robert Richterkessing, the driver of the pickup truck was unharmed in the crash.

Troopers are investigating what caused the truck to swerve so suddenly, and apparently it was possibly due to weather. Police were also running a toxicology report on the driver of the tanker truck to determine if alcohol was a factor.