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.
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.
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.