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.
Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol announced a fatal hit and run pedestrian crash on State Road 64.
The crash took place as forty one year old Temple Terrace resident, Clarence Johnson was heading eastbound on foot along the westbound lanes of State Road 64.
At roughly 12am Johnson was approaching Oak Point Drive when he was struck by a full-sized pickup or van. The vehicle was described as possibly being a Ford Superduty Or Ford Van of unknown model or color.
Johnson died at the scene of the crash.
FHP has asked anyone with knowledge of the hit and run to contact them at 941-751-8350.
Florida Highway Patrol announced a motorcyclist was killed in an accident on State Road 70.
The crash took place as twenty six year old Richard Sconyers of Bradenton was riding a motorcycle without a helmet eastbound on State Road 70 approaching 22nd St. Ct. E.
At the same time sixty five year old Russell Omens also from Bradenton, was driving his Toyota Camry westbound on State Road 70 also approaching 22nd St. Ct. E.
Shortly before 6:00 a.m. Omens attempted to turn left onto 22nd St. Ct. E. and drove directly into the path of Sconyers oncoming motorcycle.
Sconyers was killed by the collision. FHP cited Omens for failing to yield to oncoming traffic.
Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal crash involving a cyclist and a SUV Sunday evening.
The collision happened at roughly eight in the afternoon as sixty-seven year old Daniel Lord of Bradenton was cycling on Cortez Road, attempting to cross from the westbound lanes to the eastbound side of the road.
At the same time thirty year old Eric Brenner also of Bradenton was driving his Jeep Grand Cherokee eastward on Cortez Road approaching 102nd street.
As Brenner drove down Cortez, he failed to see Lord crossing the roadway on his bicycle and crashed into Lord, striking the cyclist on the right side with the front of his SUV.
Lord had not been wearing a helmet during the crash and died from his injuries at the scene.
Police have stated that alcohol was a factor in the crash and that Brenner will be charged with driving under the influence.
An accident with serious injures was set in motion when a driver ran a red light in Bradenton.
Twenty-two year old Bradenton resident David Betancourt was eastbound on 51st Ave. East and heading toward the crossing with U.S. 301.
As Betancourt approached the intersection the traffic signal turned yellow, rather than slowing and stopping for the signal Betancourt proceeded into the intersection at speed, attempting to turn onto U.S. 301.
Prior to Betancourt entering the intersection the traffic signal turned red and the stopped traffic proceeded into the intersection. Among those drivers was 56 year old Rey Treharn who entered the intersection driving a Ford Ranger pick up truck.
Betancourt crashed into the small pickup truck as they both entered the intersection. Treharn was critically injured in the crash and was transported to Blake Medical center in Bradneton by first responders. Betancourt sustained minor injuries and was brought to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. Four others were injured in the crash including three teenagers, fourteen year old Alan Betancourt who was seriously injured, fifteen year old Gabriela Beltran who sustained minor injuries, sixteen year old Miguel Beltran was critically injured, and an as of of yet unidentified 21 year old woman who was critically injured who was taken to Blake Medical Center.
Authorities have charged Betancourt with not having proof of insurance and running a red light.
FHP stated a woman from Bradenton was critically injured after being involved in a traffic accident in DeSoto County.
The accident happened as twenty-nine year old Bradenton woman Jennifer Suggs was cycling northbound just south of SW Angus street on SW Shores avenue on a bicycle not equipped with lights.
At the same time a Ford Van driven by twenty-two year old Joe Palafox from Arcadia was also driving north on SW Shores when an oncoming vehicles headlines obstructed Palafox’s vision monetarily.
The Ford Van collided with Suggs from behind critically injuring her. Suggs was flown Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg for emergency medial treatment.
FHP troopers reported a three-car traffic accident that seriously injured an elderly woman from Bradenton.
At roughly 2:30 in the afternoon, eighty year old Catherine McCarthy was waiting in the left turn lane of the Orlando Avenue U.S. 41 intersection in her 2011 GMC Terrain.
At the same time nineteen year old Rodolfo Garcia was approaching in a car and fifty-two year old Ronny Tacle was heading toward the intersection in a Nissan Frontier pick up truck. McCarthy proceeded into the intersection attempting to cross the road and driving directly into the path of the oncoming car driven by Garcia.
Garcia and McCarthy’s vehicles crashed into each other and the force of the impact redirected McCarthy’s SUV causing it to crash into Tacle’s Nissan pick up.
McCarthy suffered serious injuries in the crash and was taken to Blake Medical center for treatment. Both Garcia and Tacle suffered minor injuries and were taken to are hospitals.
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.