June 20, 2024


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Motorcycle crash kills man, injures child in Bradenton

Florida Highway Patrol vehicle

Florida Highway Patrol vehicle

A 40-year-old man was killed an an 8-year old boy seriously injured in a traffic crash in Bradenton on Friday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The highway patrol said a Kia sedan was traveling north on 14th Street West approaching 58th Avenue West about 1:30 p.m. Friday when the driver made a left turn to enter a parking lot and drove into the path of a motorcycle, violating the driver’s right of way.

Earlier: Single-vehicle crash kills three on Myrtle Road in Sarasota

Previous traffic coverage: Pedestrian fatalities rising in Sarasota County, statewide numbers are worse

The motorcycle struck the right side of the Kia and the 40-year-old driver and his child passenger were thrown from the motorcycle, the Highway Patrol said. The driver, of Bradenton, was pronounced dead at the scene by Manatee County EMS. The boy passenger was flown to a local trauma hospital. Neither victim’s identity was released.

The Kia sedan was driven by a 71-year-old man from Bradenton, who also suffered injuries, the Highway Patrol said.

No charges have been filed as of Friday evening, but the crash remained under investigation.

This article originally appeared on Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Car hits motorcycle in Bradenton, killing man, injuring 8-year-old boy