Clark Road Crash Kills Pedestrian In Sarasota

Florida Highway Patrol reported a man has died as a result of being struck by a car on Clark Road in Sarasota.

The crash took place at roughly nine in the evening as seventy year old Terrence Smith from Uniontown Ohio was driving east on Clark Road approaching the Lockwood Ridge Crossing.

At the same time forty-two year old Vicente Ruvalcaba from Sarasota was attempting to cross Clark Road on foot at the Lockwood Ridge Road intersection.

Smith did not see the pedestrian and struck him with his car at speed. Ruvalcaba was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital where he was died from his injuries.

DUI Crash Lands Sarasota Man In Serious Condition

Drunk driver causes mini-van crash with injuries on S.R. 72.

Florida Highway Patrol reported that eighty year-old Lee Fleming turned onto the westbound lanes of Clark Road at the intersection with Sawyer Road when he was hit by a Nissan Sienna traveling at speed on Clark.

The accident took place at roughly 4:45 in the afternoon when Lee Fleming entered Clark road from a green light on Sawyer Road. As Fleming drove onto to the westbound lanes of Clark he turned into the left hand lanes and was hit by a speeding Nissan Sienna mini-van.

The driver of the Nissan, twenty three year old Oscar Ovalles was traveling at speed down the westbound lanes on Clark road and ran the red light at Sawyer. As he sped through the light, Fleming pulled into the lane Ovalles was traveling in and the two vehicle crashed violently.

At the last moment Fleming saw the approaching Nissan and attempted to turn away but was unable to avoid the collision. The crash resulted in both Fleming and Ovalles being taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Fleming was in serious condition while Ovalles only sustained minor injuries. Police arrested and charged Ovalles with driving under the influence with serious bodily injury and violation of a traffic signal.

Sarasota Scooter Crash Injures Woman

Florida Highway Patrol reported an accident involving a scooter and a car that has left one woman in critical condition.

The crash took place at roughly ten minutes after ten in the evening when Ana J. Muller Padilla was driving her scooter east on Clark Road in Sarasota and approached the intersection with Gateway Avenue. A Ford Mustang was also traveling east on Clark Road driving behind Padilla’s scooter but at a greater speed.

The driver of the Mustang, 28 year-old Ronda M. Rohde also from Sarasota, failed to see the slower scooter and did not slow to avoid a collision.

The Mustang slammed into the back of the scooter which ejected Padilla onto the roadway. Padilla had not been wearing a helmet during the crash and was taken to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton Florida wear she was listed as critical condition.

Rohde, the driver of the Mustang was charged with careless driving.

One Killed, One Critically Injured In Clark Road Motorcycle Crash

Florida Highway Patrol announced a motorcyclist riding down Clark Road was killed after a collision with a Mercedes Sunday.

The fatal accident took place when Jacques Verreault a 68-year-old Canadian from Isle Aux Coudres, Quebec riding a 2011 Harley-Davidson was riding east on Clark road with a female passenger approaching the Proctor Road intersection.

Robert Escavich a 70 year old from Sarasota, was driving south on Proctor Road and failt to stop at the Clark Road intersection. Escavich driving his Mercedes GL450 drove directly in front of the oncoming motorcyclist and the two vehicles collided in the intersection at speed.

Verreault, the driver of the Harley-Davidson was brought to Doctors Hospital in Sarasota but succumbed to his injuries and died.

The passenger a woman also from Isle Aux Coudres, Quebec, survived the crash and was taken to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton where she remains in critical condition.

FHP stated charges are pending for Escavich.

Motorcycle Crash In Sarasota Injures One

Florida Highway Patrol reported a motorcycle accident with injuries that took place Thursday evening on Clark Road in Sarasota.

The Crash happened as what was a described as a small brown colored car traveling west on Clark road made a sudden left-hand turn onto Colonial Drive. Apparently the driver of the car did not see the oncoming motorcycle and turned directly into the riders path.

Motorcyclist Carlos Vasconelos, a 49 year-old from Sarasota was riding his Suzuki motorcycle east on Clark and was approaching the intersection with Colonial Drive when the compact car turned in front of him.

Vasconelos turned sharply, avoiding crashing into the car but hit a curb in the process and was thrown from the motorcycle.

Vasconelos suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment. FHP has charged Vasconelos with not having the motorcycle endorsement and are attempting to locate the driver of the compact car.

Troopers have asked that anyone with knowledge of the accident call them at 239.938.1800.

Clark Road Red Light Runner Light Accident Kills Scooter Rider

Florida Highway Patrol reported that a red-light runner accident in Sarasota between a Dodge minivan and a scooter has resulted in one death.

The accident happened Saturday just after 8:40 p.m. when the a Dodge Caravan was heading west on Clark Road near the intersection of Honore Avenue when the driver of a scooter ran the red light attempting to turn left, riding directly into the path of the oncoming mini-van.

The violent collision killed the scooter rider, who’s identity has not yet been released.

The occupants of the Dodge Caravan included driver, Michelle Kolch a 41 year old from Thonotosassa and two passengers Anita Glover, 65 and 11-year old Anthony Kolch. No one in the minivan was injured during the crash.

Four With Injuries After Sarasota Crash

Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash at the intersection of Clark and Proctor Wednesday morning with injuries.

The accident involved two vehicles including a pickup truck and a car resulted in four with injuries including on who was severely injured and had to be medivaced by helicopter to an area trauma center.

FHP’s report stated that the collision occurred shortly after 8:15 when a pickup truck westbound on Clark road crashed into a car that had attempted to turn left from Proctor  onto Clark but failed to see the oncoming truck.

FHP released the names of some of those involved in the accident. David Vetter, a 62 year old Port St. Lucie man drove the pickup truck suffered injuries and was taken for treatment at Doctors Hospital. The passenger of the pickup truck, 52 year old Sandra Lyday from Arcadia  suffered injuries and was taken to Blake Medical Center.

The car was driven by 35 year old Jack Habashy from Sarasota and passengers included two young children.

The cleanup and subsequent investigation of the accident blocked traffic at the intersection for more than an hour while crews removed the wrecked vehicles and police investigated the scene. The driver of the car was cited by Troopers for causing the crash.

Car Accident At Clark and Proctor Injures Four

Florida Highway Patrol reported a Sarasota car accident at Proctor and Clark Rd resulted in four passengers injured.

According to witnesses the accident happened when a minivan and a sedan violently  crashed at the intersection causing the minivan to to overturn several times.

One of the passengers in the van was seriously injured and flown to Blake Medial Center, the other passengers were brought by paramedics to Sarasota for treatment.

Witnesses also stated that the minivan contained a car seat for young children and toys however it was not immediately known if there were children on board.

The driver of the sedan did not appear injured in the collision.