Florida Highway Patrol reported a woman from Port Charlotte was killed when she was ejected from her car during a crash on McCall Road.
The woman was driving a 2000 GMC Jimmy on McCall Road near the intersection of Fieldcrest Lane and apparently struck the curb with the right front tire of the SUV. The woman attempted to get the full sized SUV back under control by attempting to steer the vehicle back to the center of the road.
The driver however over corrected causing the vehicle to spin into the median. After entering the median the tires of the sideways sliding SUV bit into the turf of the median causing it to to overturn several times.
The driver was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the SUV. The woman was taken to Englewood Memorial Hospital where she was declared dead.Officials stated the crash was still under investigation and it has not yet been determined if alcohol was a factor.
Florida Highway Patrol stated a crash between a pick up truck and a parked car that has resulted in a man from North Port suffering serious injuries.
The accident took place Thursday near the intersection of Birchwood street and Prospect when Robert Jackson, a 55 year old from north Port was driving east on Prospect. The pickup truck Jackson was driving veered to the right suddenly, Jackson turned the wheel sharply to the left to steer back on the road but caused the pickup truck to loose control and run off the road on the left side.
The sharp change in direction contributed to the Ford pickup overturning and rotating in mid air. The truck landed on it’s wheels but crashed into a parked car.
FHP troopers said that Jackson was not wearing his seat belt during the accident,and as a result was seriously injured during the crash and was flown to Lee Memorial Hospital reported to be in critical condition.
Florida Highway Patrol reported three people from Sarasota were seriously injured when the driver of the car they were riding in lost control on Midnight Pass Road and crashed.
FHP said the accident happened when the driver of the car, Leann Outing a thirty year-old from Sarasota, was heading west on midnight pass approaching the intersection with Higel.
Outing failed to stop and attempted to continue north on Higel avenue. Instead the car made a sweeping turn to the right and crossed over both the north bound and southbound lanes where it drove off the road on the west side.
After running off Higel onto the shoulder the car crashed into a sign, mailbox and then slamming into a tree.
The collision happened with enough force to seriously injure, Outing and her two passengers despite the fact that they were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
Passenger 29 year old Charles Olson and the driver, Leann Outing were taken to Blake Medical Center for treatment. Passenger Malachi Jackson a 28 year-old also from Sarasota was taken to Sarasota Memorial for treatment of serious injury.
FHP has stated that the crash is under further investigation, but has not said whether or not alcohol was a factor.
Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash on interstate 75 near Fruitville Road involved a school bus transporting 50 students and three other vehicles.
The accident happened when the tire on a Chevy Silverado traveling on I-75 blew out causing the pickup truck and another car to slow down to avoid a crash.
However a School Bus with fifty students and two chaperones from Port Charlotte was unable to slow down in time to avoid rear-ending one of the vehicles. The car struck by the bus was thrust forward and in turn rear-ended another vehicle.
Fortunately no one was injured in the accident however one of the vehicle involved fled the scene.
The driver of the Chevy pickup 45 year old Mitchelle Barnes was given a ticket for no proof of insurance and driving with faulty equipment.
Yet another fatal collision caused by a driver going the wrong way on interstate 275 was reported by the Florida Highway Patrol.
The accident happened Friday morning when the driver of a Honda Civic for reasons unknown drove his car north in the southbound lanes of I-275 in Tampa.
The Civic collided head-on with a rental truck heading south. The force of the collision killed the driver of the Civic but the occupants of the rental truck suffered only minor injuries.
The accident forced the closure of the lanes while authorities cleared the wreckage and investigated the crash. FHP has not yet released further details about the accident.
North Port Police reported an early morning single car accident that resulted in a man being thrown from an overturned car.
The accident occurred at roughly 2:15a.m. when 43 year old Alexander Picciani drove north on Cranberry Boulevard. As Picciani entered a sweeping curve in the road near the intersection with Lemay Lane he failed to negotiate the turn.
Picciani lost control of the vehicle which slid across the the road through the southbound lane and ran off the road. The vehicle continued to speed off the road, smashing a mailbox and then launching off the embankment of a culvert into the air, where it over turned throwing Picciani from the vehicle.
Picciani was take by first responders to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for treatment of serious injuries.
Police stated the accident is still under investigation.
Florida Highway Patrol reported that a red-light runner accident in Sarasota between a Dodge minivan and a scooter has resulted in one death.
The accident happened Saturday just after 8:40 p.m. when the a Dodge Caravan was heading west on Clark Road near the intersection of Honore Avenue when the driver of a scooter ran the red light attempting to turn left, riding directly into the path of the oncoming mini-van.
The violent collision killed the scooter rider, who’s identity has not yet been released.
The occupants of the Dodge Caravan included driver, Michelle Kolch a 41 year old from Thonotosassa and two passengers Anita Glover, 65 and 11-year old Anthony Kolch. No one in the minivan was injured during the crash.
Tuesday morning the driver of a Buick sedan heading south on U.S. 301 cut across the median and proceeded south in the north-bound lanes.
The Buick still driving south in the northbound lanes entered a curve in U.S. 301 at he same time a tractor-trail was entering the same curve from the other side.
The driver of the truck, Otniel Medina attempted to turn to avoid crashing into the Buick but the two vehicles collided violently killing the driver of the Buick.
Due to the nature of the injuries sustained by the the driver it took authorities some time to determine the identity of the driver. Police reported the drive was 83-year old Julian Laney from Venice.
Apparently both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident and it is still unknown why Laney was driving the wrong way or whether alcohol was a factor in the crash.