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Venice man hit & killed while crossing the road in Sarasota

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. – A Venice man was hit and killed while crossing the road on State Road 758 in Sarasota County Sunday evening. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 69-year-old Venice man was crossing State Road 758 (Bee Ridge Road) at Maceachern Boulevard when a driver crashed into him around 6:53 p.m.
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103-year-old Florida woman dies after 3-vehicle wreck

NORTH PORT, Fla. — A 103-year-old North Port woman has died following a three-vehicle wreck on US-41 and Ortiz Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The FHP previously said Friday the wreck happened when the 103-year-old and a 68-year-old woman tried to turn onto Ortiz from US-41. While making...
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Vehicle Vs. Pedestrian Crash On Bee Ridge Road In Sarasota

SARASOTA, FL. – The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is currently assisting The Florida Highway Patrol on a single-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. According to SCSO the Pedestrian is in serious condition. Eastbound Bee Ridge Road was closed at Beneva Road, but has since reopened. Tampafp.com for Politics, Tampa Local News,...
SARASOTA, FL
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Teen arrested for trying to flee troopers on I-75

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (WWSB) - Four Port Charlotte teenagers are in hot water after the Florida Highway Patrol says they tried to flee from a trooper on I-75 and crashed into an RV in Lee County. Investigators say a trooper observed a sedan traveling south on Interstate 75 in the...
LEE COUNTY, FL
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Pedestrian dies trying to cross Bee Ridge Road near Beneva Road

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A pedestrian trying to cross Bee Ridge Road was hit and killed by an eastbound vehicle Sunday evening, the Florida Highway Patrol says. Investigators say a sedan driven by a 24-year-old Sarasota woman was in the center lane of Bee Ridge, just east of the Beneva Road intersection shortly before 7 p.m. At the same time, a 69-year-old man from Venice was attempting to cross Bee Ridge at Maceachen Boulevard and apparently walked into the path of the sedan.
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Teens accused leading troopers on chase before crashing into RV

A 16-year-old driver is accused of fleeing a traffic stop of I-75 before crashing into an RV Monday morning. Florida Highway Patrol Troopers say four tees ages 13 to 17, all from Port Charlotte, were in a stolen car speeding over the speed limit heading south on I-75 in Lee County.
LEE COUNTY, FL
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A 103-year-old Woman Dies In a Traffic Accident In Florida

Miami – A 103-year-old woman died in a traffic accident in Florida that involved three vehicles and occurred on a section of a federal highway, local media reported this Sunday. The event happened last Friday near the town of North Port, on the west coast of Florida and originated, according...
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Man saves dog from drowning in Englewood

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — One boater jumped into a canoe to rescue a nearly drowning dog on Friday at Chadwick Pier at Englewood Park. Nick Calitri said he noticed the dog was bleeding because he was standing on barnacles. “I just knew that he needed to be saved,” said Calitri. He...
ENGLEWOOD, FL
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Car flips on Harbor Boulevard

PORT CHARLOTTE — A vehicle flipped over outside the Harbor Boulevard Subway shop Friday morning. Emergency personnel temporarily blocked off part of the intersection for Tamiami Trail and Harbor Boulevard. The car was flipped back on its wheels before being towed away.
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL