BRADENTON FLORIDA – Officials from the Florida Highway Patrol announced two people were critically injured in a motorcycle vs SUV crash Monday.
The report states that the crash began as twenty-one year old Amanda Walker From Bradenton was driving a Ford Escape SUV northbound on 14th Street West approaching a driveway for a local business at 4420 14th Street West.
At the same time thirty four year old motorcyclist Elmer Pritchett from Bradenton, and thirty two year old passenger Kayla Knowles of Bradenton were also approaching the drive at 4420 14th Street West riding a Suzuki motorcycle.
At approximately eight O’clock in the evening, Walker tried to turn left into the driveway at 4420 14th Street West but drove directly in front of the oncoming motorcycle. With no time to avoid a crash the Suzuki motorcycle slammed into the right side of the SUV.
Both Pritchett and passenger Knowles had been wearing helmets at the time of the crash, however both were critically injured in the wreck and were transported to Blake Medical Center for treatment.
Officials from FHP have stated that Walker was given a citation for failing to yield right of way.