Florida Highway Patrol said a wrong-way crash on I-275 in Manatee county early Sunday morning has left a Sarasota man in critical condition.
The injured man Christopher Jackson, of Sarasota was taken to Blake Hospital in Bradenton.
The accident was a result of driving the wrong way – heading north on the southbound lanes just south of U.S. 19. Mr. Jackson’s 1997 Chevy Lumina collided with a Jeep Wrangler. Both vehicles struck each other in the right front.
Both the driver and passenger of the Jeep, Jeremy J. Tomlinson and Brandon
According to the FHP, he was driving north in the southbound right lane of I-275 one mile south of U.S. 19 in a 1997 Chevrolet Lumina when the right front of Jackson’s vehicle struck the right front of a 2002 Jeep Wrangler driven by Jeremy J. Tomlinson, and Rachel Striker, of Brandon, are in serious condition at Blake Hospital.
The collision spun Jackson’s car which came to rest blocking both southbound lanes. The Jeep ended up in the center median. The Florida Highway Patrol has said charges are pending.