A 61-year-old man was critically injured this morning—Monday, July 25—during a four-car accident in Manatee County, Florida, near Sarasota. Two others were also treated for minor injuries.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports that the accident occurred at the intersection of Cooper Creek Boulevard and University Parkway around 7:35 a.m. when a 61-year-old male driver of a 2006 Honda Pilot rear-ended a 61-year-old driver of a 2010 Ford Edge. The collision happened in the left lane east of Cooper Creek Boulevard.
The Edge was stopped in traffic, and when the Pilot hit it the Edge was pushed into the back of a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser (driven by a 30-year-old woman from Bradenton). The Edge also hit the back of a 2009 GMC Sierra that was in the center lane (driven by a 55-year-old man from Sarasota).
The critically injured driver of the Edge—a man from Nokomis, Florida—was transported to Bayfront Medical Center.
Both the drivers of the Pilot and the PT Cruiser were taken to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center with minor injuries.
According to Bradenton.com, the cars incurred the following damages: $10,000 for the Ford Edge, $5,000 for the Honda Pilot, $3,000 for the Chrysler PT Cruiser, and $2,500 for the GMC Sierra.
There’s no word yet on what charges or citations might be issued.
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