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 old  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.


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.