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Two People Hurt In Hit And Run Crash At Bee Ridge Rd I-75 Exit Ramp


SARASOTA – Two people were injured after their vehicle was struck on the side by a reckless hit-and-run driver.

The crash took place as a 19-year-old man from Sarasota was driving a Sport Utility Vehicle with an 18-year-old woman from Sarasota westbound on Bee Ridge Road near the Interstate 75 exit ramp.

As the SUV was lawfully driving, an 18-year-old man from Sarasota was driving an SUV on southbound I-75 in what was described as a reckless manner.

The reckless driver exited I-75 onto the westbound exit ramp to Bee Ridge Road as the lawfully driven vehicle was in the immediate area.

At 7:37:00 PM, the reckless driver entered traffic on Bee Ridge Road and momentarily lost control of his SUV, traveling over a curb, before swerving back onto Bee Ridge Road. After re-entering Bee Ridge, the SUV crashed into the left side of the lawfully driven vehicle.

After the collision, the reckless driver fled the scene of the crash.

Both the 19-year-old driver and his 18-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries in the crash.

FHP troopers later located the hit-and-run driver and he was arrested for reckless driving, leaving the scene of a traffic crash with property damage, leaving the scene of a crash with injury, and fleeing and eluding.

An 18-year-old woman was also within the vehicle of the hit-and-run driver during the time of the crash.

Daniel Murphy's passionate belief in upholding the Florida justice system by defending the rights of the public against corporate interests, has lead him to become one of Florida's most effective young attorneys. Daniel Murphy carries his enthusiasm for fighting for the rights of the injured outside the courtroom by staying involved in legal and community organizations.

Two People Hurt In Hit And Run Crash At Bee Ridge Rd I-75 Exit Ramp

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
Murphy & Walsh




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