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.

Sedan vs SUV Crash Leaves Woman From Bradenton In Critical

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The driver of a Chevrolet Impala sedan remains in critical condition after being involved in a violent auto accident in Bradenton Florida  at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Florida Avenue.

Florida Highway Patrol reported that the crash took place when the sedan which had been driving on U.S. 41 attempted to enter the left turn lane of north bound traffic. A Hyundai Santa Fe was already in the lane waiting for traffic to pass and the sedan crashed into the  the stopped SUV. The Impala smashed into the right rear side of the SUV.

The driver of the sedan, not yet identified but was described as an elderly woman was taken to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for emergency medical treatment. The driver of the SUV also suffered injuries described as minor and was taken to Doctor’s Hospital in Sarasota for treatment.

 

Son Takes Dad’s Car Gets Into 4 Accidents Before Crashing Into A Power Pole

Manatee County Sheriffs office reported a  fifteen year old boy drove off with father’s car causing 4 crashes in Bradenton.

The Sheriff’s office stated that deputies approached the driver of a vehicle involved in a crash in Bradenton at First Street East and U.S. 301 when the driver of the car took off as the officer came to speak to the drivers.

The Sheriff’s office deputy pursued the driver of the car heading south until the driver crashed into a power pole in the 5100 block of 15th Street East.

At the crash scene the deputy discovered the hit-and-run driver was a fifteen year old boy. The boy was injured in the accident and taken to the hospital for treatment.

The Sheriff’s office then learned of three other crashes caused by the fifteen year old. One of the crashes also in Bradenton, injured a 38-year old that was taken to the hospital for treatment. The other accidents had not resulted in injuries or they were not reported.

Both the boy and his father has stated the boy took the car without permission. The Manatee Sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate the incident.

Skateboarder Killed By Car Strike In Bradenton

A boy has died of injuries he received after being hit by a car while skateboarding in Bradenton. The accident happened Sunday night just after 9:30 p.m.

Apparently the boy was skateboarding near the intersection of Palma Sola Blvd and Manatee Ave. West and was attempting to cross Manatee Avenue when he was hit.

A car driving east on Manatee Avenue hit the skateboarder. The driver stated that they did not see the boy in time to avoid hitting him.

The boy was taken to Blake Medical Center for emergency treatment. At 2:32 p.m. the following day he died of his injuries.

The Bradenton Police Department is investigating the accident and asks anyone with knowledge of the crash contact David Sullivan at 932-9318