Driver Injurs Two Pedestrians In Downtown Sarasota

pedestrians hit downtown sarasotaLate Saturday night a car struck and injured two pedestrians while they attempted to cross Tamiami Trail at Main Street.

The accident occurred around 11:30 in Saturday Evening. Authorities are investigating the driver and eye witness accounts.

Emergency Medical Services took one of the injured men to Blake Medical Center and the other one to Sarasota Memorial for treatment.

No further details are yet available.

Motorcyclist Injured and Pedestrian Killed in Port Charlotte Accident

motorcycle pedestrian accident port charlotte melbourne streetAuthorities reported a pedestrian-motorcycle accident that resulted in the pedestrina being killed and the motorcyclist in serious medical condition.

The accident happened on Tamiami Trail close to Melbourne Street when, at four in the afternoon, Ronald Sechel was crossing the southbound lanes of Tamiami Trail. Sechel apparently walked in front of a Honda motorcycle ridden by Port Charlotte resident Bruce Schmidt and was struck.

The force of the collision caused the motorcyclist who was also not wearing a helmet,  to be ejected from his motorcycle and seriously injured.

Sechel the pedestrian was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. The motorcyclist, Bruce Schmidt was also taken to Lee Memorial where he remained in serious condition.

Pedestrian Car Strike On Bee Ridge Road Leave Sarasota Man in Critical Condition

Florida Highway Patrol reported a Sarasota man was in critical condition Saturday evening after being hit by a truck on Bee Ridge Road.

The pedestrian accident happened on the eastbound lanes of Bee Ridge Rd. when Bryan Petersen a twenty one year old from Sarasota was trying to cross the road, but failed to use a marked crosswalk. A Dodge Ram driven by Thomas Koon also of Sarasota struck Petersen as he crossed the road.

Petersen was transported to Blake Medical Center for treatment and remains in critical condition. Authorities have stated the accident is under investigation.

Seven-Year Old Killed In Port Charlotte Driveway

Authorities in Port Charlotte Reported a tragic accident Tuesday evening that resulted in the death of a seven year old boy.

The young boy, Ethan V. Estrada was killed as a SUV backed out of a garage 15 after five p.m.

The accident happened when Terrence Hunter, a sixty two year old from Ontario, Canada, slowly backed the SUV down a curved driveway. The boy playing in the driveway was unaware and was run over by the left front tire of the car. Attempts to revive the boy were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at Peace River Regional Medical Center

Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Car

Florida Highway Patrol reported a man from Palmetto was struck and killed while attempting to cross a road.

The accident happened when the man, 42 year-old Martin Ochoa-Hernandez  of Palmetto Florida tried to cross the 17th Street East at 6:15 Friday evening.

Hernandez was hit by a Mitsubichi  Galant driven by Simone Anderson, 21 from Ellenton. Anderson attempted to avoid running into Hernandez and veered to away but ended up striking him.

Paramedics rushed Hernandez to Manatee Memorial Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Venice Car Accident Leaves Pedestrian Seriously Injured

Florida Highway Patrol reported a car struck a pedestrian from Venice, seriously injuring him.

The pedestrian, Andrew Delon, 21 of Venice was rushed to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for treatment. The collision left Delon in serious condition.

The accident occurred on southbound Tamiami Trail shortly after 2pm Saturday when Delong who had been walking along U.S. 41 and attempted to run across the entrance to a McDonald’s restaurant and was struck by a car.

Both the driver of the car and the 71 year-old passenger were not injured in the accident. Driven by Debbie Austin from Indianapolis, has not been  charged.

2 Killed By Hit-And-Run Drivers In Manatee County

A hit-and-run accident killed a pedestrian on 41 in Manatee County. FHP reported that the pedestrian was struck while walking on U.S. 41 in northern Manatee County. Authorities have not yet released the name of the victim.

The accident occurred sometime near 3:30 pm on 41 north of the I-75 junction 85th Street East when a pedestrian walking south on the shoulder of U.S. 41. was struck by a vehicle heading North. The impact knocked the pedestrian into the roadway where they were hit again by a second vehicle. The first vehicle fled the scene and FHP is investigating.

Trooper Gary Smith has asked anyone with knowledge of the incident contact him at 239-938-1800

The pedestrian  died of their injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Just 24 hours earlier, another pedestrian was killed by a hit-and-run driver near downtown Bradenton on 51st Ave. E. details have not yet been released.

Sarasota Farmers Market Vendor Trapped By Car After Being Struck

Sunday morning a car crashed into a Sarasota Farmers Market tent resulting in the vendor being trapped under the vehicle.

The accident happened at Lemon Ave. and State Street when the car ran over a handicap parking spot then drove over the curb and through the parking landscaping  before smashing into the Market booth. Police have not yet published the identities of either the driver or the injured vendor.

Witnesses reported after the trapped vendor was freed from under the car he was able to sit up, before authorities to him to receive medical treatment.

Sarasota Woman, Killed In Tamiami Trail Crossing Accident

A pedestrian in Sarasota died after being struck by traffic Wednesday has been identified Sarasota police announced.

The victim was a homeless woman, 27-year-old Devon Marie McGann. The accident happened 8:40 at night when McGann stepped onto the roadway in front of an oncoming car in the north bound lanes at the 1800 block. The driver, who stayed at the scene was not charged.