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.