North Port Florida – Florida Highway Patrol reported a multi-car crash with injuries on U.S. 41 Wednesday morning.
The accident began as 67 year old Robert John Malloy driving a 2004 Toyota Highlander SUV was northbound on U.S. 41, followed by 61 year old Mary Davenport Morgan in a 2008 Volvo C70 sedan in the left lane.
As the two vehicles neared Warm Mineral Springs at the intersection with Ortiz Boulevard and began to slow down for stopped traffic further north.
Following behind Morgan’s Volvo was 69 year old Louis Joseph Cochia from North Port driving a 2013 Chevrolet Corvette.
At 7:38 a.m. Cochia failed to slow down for the slowing traffic and his Corvette crashed into the rear end of the Volvo Sedan, the impact of the crash pushed Morgan’s Volvo forward where it impacted into the back of Malloy’s Toyota SUV.
Cochia was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. Mary Morgan suffered minor injuries and was also taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. Robert Mallow was not injured in the crash.
Alcohol was not a factor in the accident.