I-75 Crash Near SR 64 Leaves Bradenton Man Critically Injured

A report from the Florida Highway Patrol announced a serious crash in the early morning hours on Interstate 75 near the State Road 64 exit has critically injured a man from Bradenton.

The crash took place as thirty five year old David McCarty of Bradenton was southbound on Interstate seventy five in the center lane and north of the SR 64 ramp. At approximately fifteen after one in the morning McCarty tried to change lanes, however McCarty was apparently unaware of another vehicle in his blind spot. As a result McCarty crashed his Chevrolet into a Kia Optima sedan being driven by forty three year old Wimauma resident Tamera Holmes.

The force of the collision caused McCarty’s vehicle to roll over several times resulting in a secondary collision.

McCarty suffered critical injuries and was transported by first responders to Blake Medical Center. Holmes sustained minor injuries and was taken to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.

Hit-run On U.S. 41 Leaves Two Hurt In Manatee County

Florida highway patrol announced a hit and run accident with injuries on U.S. 41 in Bradenton.

The crash took place when twenty-seven year old Santier Gibson of Bradenton was driving his Lincoln Navigator south on U.S. 41 approaching the intersection with 49th Avenue Drive West.

At fifteen minutes before 10:00 p.m. the full sized Lincoln Navigator SUV was slammed into by a Honda CRV compact SUV. The Honda, which had for reasons unknown lost control, crashed into the right front of the Lincoln and careened off the heavier vehicle sending the CRV spinning into traffic in the northbound lanes. At the same time a Nissan Altima heading north on U.S. 41, was struck by the Honda CRV as it spun into the northbound lanes.

Despite having sustained serious damage the Honda CRV was able to fee the site of the crash.

The crash left Gibson, the driver of the Lincoln seriously injured and he was taken to Blake Medical Center for treatment. The driver of the Altima, 24 year old Eduardo Lopez of Sarasota,  sustained minor injuries and was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Florida Highway Patrol has asked anyone with knowledge of the crash to contact them at 941-751-7647.

Two Killed, Three Critically Injured In Bradenton SUV – Pedestrian Crash

Florida Highway Patrol announced a crash in Bradenton resulted in two deaths and three with critical injuries.

The crash took place very early Sunday just prior to three in the morning. While closing on  the intersection of 46th Avenue and 30th St. West,  twenty nine year old Gaston Hernan from Bradenton,  in his Full-sized SUV Nissan Armada, the road curved to the right but failed to negotiate the turn.

Crash location at 46th Avenue West and 30th Street West Bradenton FL

Hernan was northbound and apparently crossed into the southbound lanes while attempting to negotiate the turn. As the SUV swerved across the lane into the west side of the road it struck a tree at speed. The force of the crash caused the full-sized Nissan Armada to overturn and momentum carried the heavy SUV into a parking lot.

As the SUV tumbled into the parking lot it crashed into a pair of pedestrians before colliding with a parked car.  The SUV hit the parked car with enough force to smash the car into two more vehicles in the parking lot before the SUV finally came to rest.

The impact pushed all three of the parked vehicles into a building on the other side of the parking lot.

Hernan, the driver of the SUV as well as a passenger, twenty one year old Marco Garcia from Bradenton died from injuries sustained in the crash. The other passengers in the Nissan SUV, twenty six year old Julio De La Torre and thirty seven year old Roberto Villalta Mejia also suffered serious injuries and were taken to Blake Medical Center.

Remarkably, pedestrian thirty seven year old  Lovell Farmer of Bradenton sustained only minor injuries during the accident however pedestrian Miya Farmer a thirty six year old also from Bradenton was critically injured and transported to Blake Medical Center for medical treatment.

Bradenton Pedestrian Killed in Hit and Run

Police are actively seeking perpetrators in a deadly hit-and-run incident that took place in Bradenton.

Witness statements have indicated the hit and run happened as an adult male attempted to cross 30th Avenue East near the intersection of 11th Street Court East at roughly quarter after eleven in the morning.

As the man tried to walk across the road, a White Ford Crown Victoria slammed into him. The impact threw the man onto the car where he slid off and fell onto the pavement.

After the impact the full-sized domestic sedan continued on and fled the scene.

The pedestrian died from his injuries and has not yet been identified by authorities.

Florida Highway Patrol has asked anyone with knowledge of the deadly crash to contact them at (239) 938-1800.

Quadruple Vehicle Crash On 301 In Manatee County Injures Two

Florida Highway Patrol reported that an auto accident involving four vehicles on U.S. 301 in Manatee County has seriously injured two.

The report states that the driver of a Dodge Ram pickup truck traveling in the north-bound lanes of 301 crashed into the back of a line of cars waiting for traffic.

The force of the impact caused a chain reaction as stopped vehicles where slammed into each other.

FHP troopers said the driver of the pickup truck, Trevor Mann a twenty four year old from  Sarasota was driving up the inside left lane and for reasons unknown did not stop or slow down enough to avoid a violent crash with the cars waiting for traffic.

The pickup truck smashed into a Pontiac Vibe. Both the driver, seventy four year old Jack Hayward of Venice, and his passenger, sixty nine year old Linda Maynard also of Venice, were gravely injured.

The force of the crash shoved the Pontiac Vibe into the car in front of it with enough force to damage two more cars in front also waiting for traffic.

Hayward was taken to Blake Medical Center with Serious injuries and his passenger, Maynard was also taken to Blake Medical Center listed in critical condition.

Additionally, Kathi Patton, a fifty year old from Ellenton suffered minor injuries after her car was rear-ended by Hayward’s Pontiac and was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. The fourth vehicle hit by the rear end crash was driven by twenty nine year old Rosalinda Ramirez, from Bradenton who also suffered minor injuries from the accident.

Mann, the driver of the Dodge pickup that caused the crash only suffered minor injuries and after being taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital was cited by FHP for careless driving.

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.

Manatee County Hit and Run Seriously Injures One

Florida Highway Patrol arrested a man after a hit and run crash in Manatee County. The man, identified as 32 year old Luis Luna-Castillo from Bradenton has been accused of leaving the scene of a crash with injuries.

The Crash took place Sunday night when Rosemarie Cooper, a 68 year old from Bradenton was driving south in Ford Escort on 50th Avenue West when just prior to 9:30p.m. Luna-Castillo, who was driving in the northbound lanes in a Dodge Durango, swerved into the path of Cooper where the two vehicles crashed head-on.

While both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, Cooper was seriously injured by the collision.

Luna-Castillo ran from the crash site and attempted to hide from authorities but was found by Florida Highway Patrol troopers.

First responders too Cooper to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for treatment of serious injures.

Bradenton Crash Leaves Motorcyclist In Critical Condition

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.

Car Crash Kills Woman From Parrish

A woman from Parrish Florida was killed when her sedan collided with a utility pole.

Florida Highway Patrol reported that Ashleigh Bond a twenty-one year old from Parrish, was driving east on Cortez road around four in the morning.

As Bond came upon the intersection of 44th Ave. and Cortez road, she lost control of her car. In an attempt to get the car righted Bond over-steered causing the car to spin.

As the car spun it crashed into a utility pole at speed. Despite wearing her seat belt Bond was killed in the crash.

Bicyclist In Bradenton Injured In Crash

An accident in Bradenton left a bicyclist injured on State Road 70.

Authorities in Bradenton reported the crash happened shortly after 10 p.m. when Jeffrey Thomson a fifty four year old from Bradenton was riding his bicycle east on State Road 70 inside the center lane.

As Thompson approached 18th Street Court East a driver in a Honda Accord was also approaching from the east. Authorities stated that for reasons unknown Thompson swerved  into the path of the oncoming Honda and was struck by the car.

Thompson was hit by the right front of the car and sustained serious injuries and was taken to Blake Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

Florida Highway Patrol cited Thompson for not riding to the far right. The driver of the Honda Accord was nor injured in the accident.