Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash with injuries in Bradenton Sunday night.
The accident happened as seventy-three year old Joseph Evans Junior from Palmetto was approaching the intersection of U.S. 301 and 15th Street.
At the same time fifty-nine year old pedestrian, William Christoper from Bradenton was walking along the edge of fifteenth street east as Evans approached.
At roughly 10:p.m. Evans attempted to turn onto 15th street east from U.S. 301 in his Ford F-150 pick up truck. As Evans drove onto 15th St.E. Christoper walked directly into his path and was struck by the pickup truck.
First responders took Christopher to Blake Medical Center with serious injuries.
The accident is currently under investigation.
Florida Highway Patrol announced a 15 year old boy was struck and killed while attempting to cross U.S. 41 in Palmetto.
FHP stated the tragic pedestrian accident took place at approximately 6:30 a.m. as fifteen year old Myquarios Kelly from Palmetto was at the intersection of 23rd Street East and U.S. 41. At the same time driver, sixty four year old John D’Auria from Tampa was driving on U.S. 41 approaching the intersection with 23rd Street East in the morning gloom in a Lexus ES300H sedan.
As D’Auria closed on the intersection, Kelly attempted to cross the road moving from the east side of the road toward the west side. D’Auria failed to see the 15 year old in the darkness and struck Kelly while he was crossing the road.
The Lexus impacted with Kelly on the right side, the force of the crash throwing Kelly onto the roadway.
Kelly died as a result of his injuries, FHP also stated that alcohol had not been a factor in the deadly crash.
Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol announced a fatal hit and run pedestrian crash on State Road 64.
The crash took place as forty one year old Temple Terrace resident, Clarence Johnson was heading eastbound on foot along the westbound lanes of State Road 64.
At roughly 12am Johnson was approaching Oak Point Drive when he was struck by a full-sized pickup or van. The vehicle was described as possibly being a Ford Superduty Or Ford Van of unknown model or color.
Johnson died at the scene of the crash.
FHP has asked anyone with knowledge of the hit and run to contact them at 941-751-8350.
Florida Highway Patrol Reported a fatal crash on SR 64 in Bradenton.
The collision took place when seventy four year old Dana Kay was walking along State Road 64 in the 4300 block.
At roughly 6:50 a.m. Kay was struck by a moving vehicle and died at the scene as a result of her injuries.
Bradenton Police have asked anyone with knowledge of the incident to contact them at 866-634-8477.
Sarasota authorities reported a pedestrian accident with serious injuries on Beneva road.
The accident happened as sixty-five year old Mary Tognareli of Sarasota began to walk onto the roadway of Beneva Road just south of Treeline Road.
At the same time a Nissan Altima being driven by a female teenager was traveling on Beneva road.
As Tongareli entered the road she was struck by the sedan and critically injured.
Tongareli was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for emergency medical treatment.
Twenty Four Year Old Eugene Williams was struck by four different vehicles while attempting to cross State Road 70 at roughly 10:30 p.m.
The accident happened when Williams tried to cross S.R. 70 after dark and was hit initially by a vehicle driven by seventy three year old Hildry Grace from Riverview Florida.
After being struck by Grace’s car, Williams was subsequently hit by vehicles driven by twenty five year old Albert Parente from Bradenton, and two other vehicles that fled the scene.
Williams died from his injuries.
Police have stated that alcohol was not a factor in the accident and they have asked anyone with knowledge of the other vehicles involved contact them at 941-751-8350.
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.
Tampa Police have charged 34 year-old Rigoberto Ojeda-Leo of Tampa with Driving Under The Influence of with serious bodily injury, after Ojeda-Leo struck and seriously injured a pedestrian at the intersection of 42nd Street N and Hillsborough Avenue.
The victim of the crash has not yet been identified by Tampa Police.