Rear-End Crash On 15th St. East Injures Sarasota Man

Florida Highway Patrol announced a man was seriously injured in a crash late Friday.

According to the report, the crash took place at roughly 11:30p.m. Friday night as fifty one year old Douglas Cutrona from Bradenton was stopped in the southbound lane of 15th Street East at the intersection with 57th Avenue East. While Cutrona was waiting at the intersection in his Crown Victoria, thirty three year old Victor Martinez was approaching the intersection from behind in a Toyota Camry.

For reasons not reported Vargas did not come to a stop and crashed into the rear of the Crown Victoria, a full-sized sedan.

The force of the collision caused Vargas to sustain serious injuries and first responders transported him to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for treatment.

Cutrona escaped the accident with only minor injuries and the FHP have stated the accident remains under investigation.



Bradenton Crash Seriously Injures Pedestrian

Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash with injuries in Bradenton Sunday night.

The accident happened as seventy-three year old Joseph Evans Junior from Palmetto was approaching the intersection of U.S. 301 and 15th Street.

At the same time fifty-nine year old pedestrian, William Christoper from Bradenton was walking along the edge of fifteenth street east as Evans approached.

At roughly 10:p.m. Evans attempted to turn onto 15th street east from U.S. 301 in his Ford F-150 pick up truck. As Evans drove onto 15th St.E. Christoper walked directly into his path and was struck by the pickup truck.

First responders took Christopher to Blake Medical Center with serious injuries.

The accident is currently under investigation.

Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Bicyclist On 15th Street East In Bradenton

A crash between a hit-and-run driver and a bicyclist in Bradenton resulted in the death of the bicyclist and police looking for the driver of the vehicle.

Forty five year old Anthony Galanopoulos was riding his bike southbound on the shoulder of 15th Street East in the early hours of Friday when a vehicle pulled off the road onto the shoulder behind him.

After  crashing into Galanopoulos on the shoulder, the driver fled the area. Galanopoulos was pronounced dead at the scene and authorities are looking for anyone with knowledge of the incident.

The vehicle was described as possibly a Ford F-150 pickup truck with damage to the right front headlight.

Anyone who knows of the crash should call Florida Highway Patrol at (239) 938-1800 to aid in the investigation.

Sarasota Motorcyclist Killed In Bradenton Accident

A motorcyclist from Sarasota was killed when he was involved in a collision while not wearing a helmet.

FHP reported that 47 year old David A. Kohl of Sarasota was riding his motorcycle south on 15th Street East when he was struck by a van attempted to turn left onto 57th Ave Drive East.

The driver of the van, Daniel Camrgo, 33, of Bradenton failed to yield to oncoming traffic, causing Kohl to collide and overturn.

Kohldied at the scene and the driver of the van, Daniel Camrgo was cited by authorities for failing to yield to oncoming traffic.

Bradenton Woman Killed in Single Car Crash

Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal accident in Bradenton occurred Tuesday evening on 15th Street East near the 4900 block.

The accident happened when the driver of a Jeep Wranlger, (Linda Zerrer, 52 of Bradenton) was heading north when her SUV ran off the road and crashed into a concrete bridge.

FHP has asked witnesses to contact Corporal Ronnie Highsmith at 751-8366.