North Port Crash Kills One

FHP reports early Tuesday morning one person was killed in an automobile accident that occurred at De Leon Drive and Sanibel Street. The accident appears to be a single vehicle crash and Florida Highway Patrol Officers we on the scene at 3:15a.m.

FHP said the the accident occurred when a 2004 Chevy Blazer drove off the roadway overturned and caught fire after striking a culvert killing the driver. FHP has not yet released the identity of the driver.

8 Year Old Boy Injured By Hit And Run Driver In Bradenton

Early Tuesday in Bradenton an 8-year old boy was left in serious condition after being struck by a hit-and-run driver.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol the accident occurred around 5:15 p.m. on 4th St. Terrance Gordon was seriously injured from the incident and transported to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.

Gordon was struck by a vehicle while heading westbound on 26th Ave. East resulting in the boy being caught in the undercarriage of the vehicle, after which the passenger of the vehicle exited the vehicle and removed Gordon, and his wrecked scooter  from under the car. The passenger and driver, an older women, then sped away from the scene southbound on 3rd Street East.

The vehicle that struck Terrance Gordon was described as an older model maroon Ford with damage to the right front.

FHP Troopers are looking for the hit and run drivers an anyone with information about this case is should call FHP Cpl. D.W. McInturff at (941) 751-8355.


Collision On Bee Ridge Rd Seriously Injures Sarasota Motorcyclist

Paramedics took 28-year-old Bradley R. Williams of Sarasota to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton after being struck by a vehicle.

Around 6 a.m. driver of a  Hyundai, Jennifer Honea, 25 heading west on Bee Ridge Rd. turned into the driveway of McDonalds at 3828 Bee Ridge Road and struck the  Harley Davidson while also turning into McDonalds, from the east bound lanes.

Honea was cited by FHP  for violation of right of way.

2 Bradenton Hit and Run Accidents Being Investigated By Troopers

Two hit and run accidents  Saturday afternoon are being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol

FHP reported around 3:15 in the parking lot of 717 44th Ave. W. A red Chrysler Town and Country minivan with Florida tag L38-4KY struck a 1998 Buick LeSabre and fled the scene.  The vehicle is registered to Jaro Mora Rebolledo.

According to the FHP reports from the scene indicated the driver was described as  wearing a McDonald’s uniform, Female and of Hispanic decent.Witnesses described the passenger as a male with medium-length black hair and also of Hispanic decent.

Also reported a, parked  2003 Dodge Durango was hit and damaged at 303 301 Blvd., the Desoto Square Mall. The Durango was struck on the left side and damaged heavily. The hit-and-run vehicle should have damage on it’s right side.

At 3:30 p.m., an unattended 2003 Dodge Durango was hit in the parking lot at 303 301 Blvd., the Desoto Square Mall.

An unknown vehicle struck the left side of the Durango, causing a considerable amount of damage. The hit and run vehicle should have damage to its right front side.

Florida Highway patrol is asking anyone with knowledge of either accident to contact them at 239-938-1800.

Two Injured During Four Car Accident On U.S. 41

A serious auto accident on U.S. 41 involving 4 vehicles resulted in two North port residents being seriously injured.

According to the Florida highway patrol Around 3:30p.m near Palm Harbor Drive two drivers, (Terry Somes and George  Powell of North Port) encountered a dog on U.S. 41 and stopped their cars. Both drivers tried to get the dog off of the roadway.

Unfortunately two other drivers (Cynthia Adams from Port Charlotte and William Leham from North Port) also on the south bound lanes were not able to to change lanes and miss the stopped cars resulting in a serious crash.

Both Leham and Powell were seriously injured in the accident. William Leham was take by ambulance  to Sarasota Memorial’s North Port hospital. George  Powell was taken by paramedics to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.

A third driver Terry Somes was taken to Peace River Hospital for minor injuries.

FHP says charges may be filed pending further investigation.