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Man In Critical After Car Becomes Airborne And Crashes Into Fire Station

MANATEE COUNTY – FHP reported a Sarasota man is in critical condition after the car he was traveling in lost control and crashed into a fire station.

The crash took place as a 41-year-old man from Sarasota was driving a 2011 Kia Optima northbound on Honore Avenue, heading toward a left-hand curve, approaching the driveway access to 7301 Honore Avenue at a high rate of speed.

At 5:50:00 AM the car failed to negotiate the curve and drove off the roadway where the vehicle crashed into a concrete culvert.

After the car became airborne it crashed into a palm tree and continued northward in the air until it collided with the roof of the Southern Manatee Fire and Rescue Station 5 Building.

After crashing into the roof and wall of the Fire Station the vehicle dropped to the ground landing upright facing west.

FHP has also stated that a second, still unknown vehicle may have been involved in the crash. The second vehicle (red in color) is suspected of also traveling off the roadway where it collided with a signal pole.

The second vehicle left the scene of the crash , and FHP has stated the accident remains under investigation.

FHP has asked anyone with knowledge of the crash to call *FHP or contact Crimestoppers.


During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

Man In Critical After Car Becomes Airborne And Crashes Into Fire Station

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
Murphy & Walsh

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