A crash with injuries temporarily blocked the south lanes on I-75 Tuesday
Florida Highway Patrol reported that the crash took place mid morning just after 7:00 a.m. at mile marker 222.
The report stated a pickup that was parked on the shoulder of the median along the southbound lanes attempted to enter the highway in left lane but pulled directly into the oncoming path of a truck.
Jacinto Hernandez, 41, of Pinellas Park, the driver of the parked pickup truck, along with the passengers in the truck suffered minor injuries in the collision.
J. Cruz Mendoza, a fifty year old from Immokalee, who was driving on 75 and crashed into the pick up truck was also injured in the crash.
Troopers stated Hernandez had been sited for improper change of lane and also cited for pulling out in front of a vehicle.
Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash on I-75 that resulted in one man dying from injuries.
The accident happened as Cirilo Rubio 63, from Bradenton was traveling on the northbound lanes when his vehicle crashed as he approached State Road 70 near mile marker 217 just prior to 6:30 p.m.
Troopers state that Rubio was driving a 2002 Isuzu Rodeo in the fast lane and rapidly approached slower traffic. Rubio swerved to avoid crashing into the slower traffic. The Isuzu spun clockwise then rolled twice coming to rest upside down.
Rubio was brought to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for emergency medical treatment but died of his injuries.
Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash with injures Friday night between a motorcyclist and a sedan.
The accident happened when a motorcyclist identified only as a 61 year old man was riding his Yamaha motorcycle south on 38th Avenue East in Bradenton.
Just prior to 11:00 p.m. 45 year old Jennifer Riesenberger from Sarasota, entered 38th Avenue East from the intersection at 37th Street East and directly into the path of the oncoming motorcyclist.
With no time to react the motorcyclist slammed into the Honda Civic driven by Riesenberger the force of the crash resulted in the motorcyclist being critically injured. The man was taken to Blake Medical Center for treatment.
FHP has stated charges for Riesenberger are pending.
A motorcyclist crashed in Venice Friday at the intersection of Center Road and Jacaranda Blvd Friday afternoon.
FHP stated that it was a single vehicle crash and resulted in traumatic injuries to the rider.
The injured rider was flown to Blake Medical Center for emergency medical treatment.