Drunk Driver Crash In Sarasota Injures 3

FHP announced an alcohol related crash in Sarasota that resulted in 3 people being injured.

The crash occurred at approximately fifteen minutes before six O’clock in the evening as forty-three year old Richard Torrington drove his Hyundai Genesis northbound on McIntosh Road in Sarasota.

At the same time twenty year old Clarence Johnson and his passenger two-year old Nevaeh Ramos were southbound in a Chevy Malibu. As the two vehicles neared one another Torrington swerved out of his lane and collided with Johnson hitting the car in the left-hand side of the front.

The force of the collision caused Johnson’s Chevy to be forced off the road where is crashed into a utility pole and came to a stop.

Two-year old Ramos was seriously injured in the crash and airlifted to All Children’s for emergency treatment. Johnson was also seriously injured in the crash and taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

FHP troopers stated that alcohol was a factor in the crash and that Torrington who only suffered minor injuries, has been charged with driving under the influence

Truck Drives Into Pole At McIntosh Rd Sarasota Killing Driver

An official from the Florida Highway Patrol announced the driver of a tractor-trailer was killed as a result of crashing into a pole in Sarasota.

crash at derek road McIntosh

Witnesses stated to FHP deputies that the crash happened around 8a.m. when the truck was driving on Derek Avenue heading toward McIntosh road. The truck crashed into a pole causing power lines to fall to the trailer.

FPL had to cut power to the lines before the victim, described as a man in his 60s could be given medical treatment.

The driver was taken to Doctors Hospital in Sarasota where he was pronounced dead at approximately 9 in the morning.

FHP said no other vehicles or people were involved in the accident though it remains under investigation.