Saturday, March 2, 2013
David Kohl of Sarasota was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Bradenton man faces a failure to yield charge following a fatal crash early Saturday. David A. Kohl, 47 of Sarasota, was pronounced dead by the medical examiner after a Chrysler van crashed into his Kawasaki 750 motorcycle at 15th Street East and 57th Avenue Drive East at 1:35 a.m. Saturday, according to Florida Highway Patrol. The van, driven by Daniel Camgro, 33 of Bradenton, drove southbound on 15th Street East toward 57th Avenue Drive East in the left turn lane, attempting to turn left at an industrial and retail complex, but failed to yield to the motorcycle headed northbound on 15th Street East, according to Highway Patrol. The motorcycle crashed into the right side of the van, overturning onto its left side, according to Highway …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The woman's scooter was rear-ended by a car as they both headed west on University near Whitfield Avenue in Manatee County early Tuesday, the FHP reports.
A Sarasota woman was killed in an early morning crash Tuesday on University Parkway in Manatee County when she was rear-ended and ejected from her scooter, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. According to investigators, the victim was headed westbound on University in the right lane around 1:30 a.m. as she approached the Whitfield Avenue intersection. A 2003 Volvo was traveling behind "at a faster rate of speed" when the driver failed to see the victim's scooter in front of her and crashed into it, the FHP reports. The victim was ejected from her scooter and onto the roadway. The woman, who has not yet been identified pending notification of her next of kin, died from her injuries, investigators said. She was wearing a helmet, according to…
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Low visibility is likely tonight, Feb. 24, along the bridge.
Bradenton motorists planning to take the Sunshine Skyway Bridge tonight, Feb. 24, are being urged to use caution. The Florida Highway Patrol is warning drivers that heavy fog is encroaching along the bridge and other nearby roadways, causing low visibility. “Drivers should use extreme caution if fog or other low visibility conditions are met along area roadways,” Sgt. Steve Gaskins of the highway patrol wrote in a media release. Gaskins said drivers should: For more information on driving safely in fog and other adverse conditions, visit the Florida Highway Patrol online.
Monday, February 18, 2013
The Florida Highway Patrol and Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said the new law, which requires international drivers to obtain a $25 permit to drive in Florida, could violate the Geneva Convention.
Some local law enforcement agencies, including the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, have announced they are not going to enforce a new state law requiring international drivers to obtain a $25 driving permit to drive in Florida. The new law was suppose to go into effect on Jan. 1, but authorities fear the new law violates the Geneva Convention on road traffic. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles issued a statement Thursday afternoon: "During the 2012 legislative session, the Florida Legislature amended section 322.04, Florida Statutes, to require visitors from outside the United States to have an International Driving Permit in order to drive …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Investigators say the woman lost control of her car at Braden Avenue near the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and struck a brick planter wall.
A Bradenton woman was seriously injured in a traffic crash on U.S. 41 at Braden Avenue, across from the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, after she lost control of her car Thursday night, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. According to investigators, the driver of a red Toyota was headed southbound on 41 around 10:53 p.m. when she spun out of control and struck a brick planter wall on the west shoulder. After striking the wall, the Toyota rolled back into the southbound lanes of 41. The driver of a Chevy Metro that had been following behind steered to the left, lost control and was hit in its left front side by a Pontiac Sunbird headed in the opposite direction. The driver of the Toyota, Leopoldine S. Simon of Bradenton, 27, was …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The woman was broadsided after she didn't see an oncoming car and pulled out from a stop sign onto U.S. 41.
a 77-year-old Palmetto woman is in critical condition after she pulled out in front of an oncoming vehicle at an intersection Monday night. Suzanne Addazio was flown to Bayfront Hospital where she is listed in critical condition. The passenger and driver in the other vehicle involved in the crash both sustained minor injuries. Addazio, who was driving a Chrysler Sebring, was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Lakeside Boulevard and U.S. 41 shortly after 9 p.m. Monday. Hubert J. Morel, 54, was driving his Toyota Camry south on U.S. 41 in the right lane and approaching Lakeside Boulevard. Addazio did not see the Camry and pulled onto U.S. 41. Morel couldn't stop in time and broadsided the Sebring. No skid marks were found at the …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Florida Highway Patrol set up an overnight DUI checkpoint on US 41.
A DUI checkpoint by the Florida Highway Patrol kept troopers busy Jan. 18 on US 41, north of 66th Avenue West, with: Anyone may dial *FHP (*347) from any cell phone to report an aggressive driver or request roadside assistance.
Monday, January 21, 2013
The Mercury Sable was traveling on State Road 684, when it struck a utility pole and a tree.
A 26-year-old driver and her 22-year-old passenger died in a pre-dawn crash Sunday, when their Mercury Sable veered out of control on State Road 684, then hit a utilty pole and tree. Chrissie Woods of Palmetto and Jontrease Yarn of Palmetto died from their injuries. According to the Florida Highway patrol, Woods was driving her 2002 Mecury at about 4:35 a.m. Saturday, when she apparently lost control on State Road 684, near the junction of U.S. 41. The car rotated counter-clockwise, jumped a curb, then hit a utility pole before crashing head-on into a tree. Neither occupant was wearing a seatbelt, according to the police eport.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The 46-year-old was hospitalized in serious condition.
A 46-year-old Bradenton man is in serious condition at Blake Medical Center after he was hit by a car while crossing against the light. Robert A. Hall was in the crosswalk heading east across 26th Street West just north of 53rd Avenue West as a 2006 Ford Ranger was approaching from the east, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. According to the FHP report: Michael J. Mullins, 26, proceeded to make a left turn to go north on 26th Street West during the yellow signal and did not see Hall in the crosswalk. The right side of Mullins' Ford Ranger struck Hall on the right side. No charges were filed in the accident.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
The 54-year-old accident victim lost control of his Chevy on a curve, shortly before 6:30 a.m. Sunday.
A 54-year-old Largo man is dead, after his vehicle overturned on State Road 62 in Manatee County early Sunday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Sunday night, authorities identified the driver as Khonesavanh Cichowski,. According to the FHP, Cichowski swerved his 2005 Chevy when the highway curved. The driver lost control of the vehicle, which spun out of control. The Chevy traveled over a ditch and and then overturned, striking several trees.