According to a news release, troopers will be looking for pedestrian, bicycle and motorist violations that occur at or near intersections.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, March 1
Beginning today, March 1, the Florida Highway Patrol will begin Operation P.E.D.S. (pedestrian education and enforcement detail) on U.S. 41 between State Road 70 and Bayshore Gardens Parkway. This pedestrian education and enforcement detail will commence at 6 and conclude at 10 p.m. According to a news release, troopers will be looking for pedestrian, bicycle and motorist violations that occur at or near intersections. The purpose of this detail is to reduce pedestrian and cyclist related traffic crashes, a news release said. During year 2012, the Florida Highway Patrol investigated 12 pedestrian fatality crashes in Manatee County.
The Florida Highway Patrol said 35-year-old Daniel P Giguere lost control of his car and drove into oncoming traffic, crashing into another vehicle. Giguere was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 35-year-old was killed Friday morning when he lost control of his car and drove into oncoming traffic, according to a Florida Higway Patrol report. According to the report: Daniel P Giguere of Bradenton died Friday morning after driving his Nissan 350z into oncoming traffic on U.S. 41 north of Seagate Drive. Giguere was southbound on 41 approaching Seagate Drive at about 7:30 a.m., At the same time Mijail A Hurtado-Chavez, 22, was driving his 2002 Ford Ranger northbound on 41, passing Seagate Drive, in the center lane. Giguere, who is the manager of Payne Park's skate park and a physical education teacher at Sarasota School for the Arts, apparently lost control of his 2004 Nissan 350Z and traveled southeast into oncoming northbound …