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One Killed, Four Hospitalized After Sarasota Crash

Jonathan Hernandez9 months ago

A fatal accident involving four vehicles closed Fruitville Road in Sarasota.

Details about the Fatal Accident

Multiple sources are reporting that, according to the Sarasota Police Department, a four vehicle accident resulted in one fatality that happened at Fruitville Road and Lockwood Ridge on Tuesday morning. Traffic in the area in both directions was halted between Tuttle and Beneva.

Preliminary reports from the police department have indicated that a vehicle was driving east on Fruitville Road when it crossed over the median and hit two other vehicles and rolled over. In order to avoid being involved in the accident, a sport utility vehicle attempted to swerve out of the way and hit a tree.

According to police, one person was killed and two others were taken to local hospitals as trauma alerts. There are another two people who were involved in the accident who have sustained unknown injuries.

The roadway in the area where the accident happened is expected to remain closed for several hours.

No other information was made available at this time.

 Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accident

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that there are tens of thousands of wrongful deaths every year in the United States involved in motor vehicle accidents:

  • There were a total of 6.1 million reported motor vehicle accidents in 2014.
  • A total of 32,675 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents on US roadways in 2014.
  • In 2014, distracted driving were reported in about 10 percent of all motor vehicle accidents.

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