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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.