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.
Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash that has likely killed at least one.
Full details are not yet available however FHP has stated that the accident occurred at roughly 7a.m. at the intersection of 57th Avenue East and 15th Street East in Bradenton.
The crash has resulted in one likely death and road blockage.
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
Three people were killed, and five people injured Sunday from an accident at the Sugar Creek Country Club in east Bradenton.
The accident occurred at 11a.m. February 2nd in the parking lot of the Sugar Creek Country Club, an over 55 residential community.
Residents of Sugar Creek use the clubhouse as a church Sundays, and had begun to gather and socialize in the parking lot outside after services had concluded. Shortly after 11a.m. the driver of a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV attempting to back out of a parking space in front of the clubhouse apparently lost control of the vehicle and accelerated sharply in reverse across the parking lot.
As the SUV speed in reverse across the lot it slammed into the crowd of churchgoers running over several people before crashing through shrubs and trees and plunging into a lake. The SUV finally stopped after being in several feet of water on the embankment.
Three people were killed and four others suffered serious injures from the impact.
The pedestrians killed in the accident were 72 year old Margaret Vanderlaan from Bradenton, 80 year old Johanna Dijkhoff from Bradnton and 70 year old Wilhemina Paul, also from Bradenton.
Nellie Vlasma and Nelly Deporter were taken to Blake Medical Center for treatment and Michael Claus and Fred Eringa were brought to Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Florida Highway Patrol reported a car struck a roadside gate injuring a woman in a wheelchair in Bradenton.
The accident happened when Linda Burns a 63 year-old diabetic lost consciousness while driving a Chevy Impala east on 57th Ave. East.
Apparently she passed out suffering from diabetes and drifted off the road.
The sedan crashed into a gate flinging the gate open causing the gate to smash into Denese Perry, a fifty one year old from Bradenton, sitting in her wheel chair near by the gate. The car also collided with Perry as momentum carried it further down the side of the road.
Perry was taken by first responders to Blake Medical Center and police stated that no charges have been filed against the driver of the car.
According to Bradenton Police, a car vs. motorcycle accident ended with the death of a sixty-two year old man Sunday morning in Bradenton.
Police reported that Lois Grossi was riding his Harley Davidson Electra-Glide heading east on 30th Ave East closing on the intersection with 4th Street East just after 5:30 in the morning when the driver of a Honda SUV attempted to turn left, placing the SUV directly in front of Grossi’s path.
Grossi, and experienced motorcyclist turned sharply to avoid the collision but the SUV was simply too close. The Harley slid out from under Grossi and collided with the SUV at speed.
The force of the collision was enough to fatally wound Grossi, and inflict minor injuries in the driver of the SUV, Anna Woodard a fifty-year-old from Sarasota as well as her passenger.
Woodward will be charged with failure to yield right of way.
Florida Highway Patrol reported that there was a fatal motorcycle accident on Manatee avenue early Friday.
The accident occurred when 89 year old Ernest Taffin from Bradenton made a left turn from Palma Sola Blvd onto Manatee Avenue directly into the path of motorcyclist Jonathan Frye, a 21 year old from Bradenton. Frye who was heading west in the left hand lanes of SR 64 did not have time to avoid the crash. Frye was wearing a helmet while riding his 2007 Aprilla motorcycle when he crashed into the right side of Taffin’s Mercedes.
Despite the helmet Frye was killed from the impact of the crash.
Florid Highway Patrol reported a three-vehicle crash Sunday in Bradenton at 9th ST East and 33rd Ave E.
The accident occurred when a motorcyclist, Dustin Krum of Bradenton and a motorist, Ethel Rearn a 76-year-old from Sarasota, were stopped at the intersection, when a Lincoln Navigator approaching the intersection failed to stop and crashed into Krum’s 2006 Honda Italia CB600F motorcycle. The force of the impact shoved the motorcycle into the back of Rearn’s Kia Sedona.
The driver of the Lincoln Navigator, Brandy Fransworth 34 of Bradenton, claimed a drink bottle fell onto the floor and rolled under the beak pedal preventing the pedal from being fully depressed.
Motorcyclist Dustin Krum was taken by paramedics to Blake Medical Center in critical condition, neither Fransworth or Rearn were harmed in the collision.
Florida Highway Patrol Reported a fatal accident involving a pickup truck and a motorcycle Friday afternoon.
The accident occurred when Travis Podgis a 28 year old from Warner, N.H., was riding east on 53rd Ave West on a 2000 Harley-Davidson XL 883 approaching US 41 when a 2005 GMC 1500 pickup truck heading north, turned left from 41 directly into his path. Podgis attempted to avoid the collision by laying the motorcycle down but crashed into the pickup truck.
Podgis – not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident was taken to Blake Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the truck, Andrew Crone, a 26 year old from Bradenton turned left through a yellow light onto 53rd Ave. West and directly into the path of the motorcyclist.
Florida Highway Patrol stated that charges were pending for Crone.