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One Dead And Three In Serious Condition After Pickup Loses Control On SR 70


MANATEE COUNTY – FHP has announced that one person has died and three people are in serious condition after a crash Saturday afternoon when a pickup towing a trailer lost control on State Road 70.

The fatal crash began as a 57-year-old man from Bradenton Florida was driving a pickup truck westbound on State Road 70 while towing a Recreational Vehicle (RV).

Also traveling as a passenger in the pickup truck was a 52-year-old man from Oakland Park Florida.

As the pickup traveled west on SR 70, a Van was traveling eastbound on State Road 70 approaching the pickup truck, traveling lawfully within their lane.

Driving the van was an 80-year-old man from Dunedin Florida, with a 75-year-old woman from Dunlin Florida in the passenger seat.

At 3:20:00 PM in the afternoon, for reasons not stated in the report, the driver lost control of the Pickup truck which resulted in the RV becoming separated from the pickup.

The pickup then crossed over the center line and traveled into the path of the oncoming Van where the two vehicles collided.

The RV continued on forward where it traveled onto the right shoulder and crashed into a tree.

The driver of the pickup truck was fatally injured in the crash and pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident.

The passenger of the pickup truck was seriously hurt and was flown by helicopter to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

Both the driver and passenger traveling in the van were seriously injured in the collision and were also flown to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for medical treatment.

FHP has stated that the crash remains under investigation.

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.

One Dead And Three In Serious Condition After Pickup Loses Control On SR 70

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
Murphy & Walsh




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