A double-vehicle crash, involving two sedans, happened on State Road 70, west of the Sugar Bowl Road intersection in Myakka City, Florida at around 11:35 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Two drivers died, and 5 injured, including three children, in the crash.
According to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), just before the crash, a 38-year-old man from Bradenton was traveling westbound in his sedan, along with a 31-year-old woman and three children, in his sedan on State Road 70. A 26-year-old man from Sarasota was traveling eastbound in another sedan, along with a 31-year-old man from Bradenton.
The FHP said that the Bradenton driver failed to stay in his lane and swerved into oncoming traffic, which caused the left of the first sedan to hit the front left of the second sedan. Troopers reported that the drivers of both sedans died at the crash scene.
The passengers in the first sedan, including a 5-year-old girl, a 7-year-old girl, a 12-year-old girl, and a 31-year-old woman, sustained critical injuries. Troopers stated that the 7-year-old girl and the adult occupant were wearing seatbelts, but it is not clear if the other two kids were also wearing seatbelts. The passenger in the second sedan vehicle also sustained serious injuries.
The passengers in both vehicles were taken to nearby hospitals. Troopers are investigating the reason behind the accident.
If any nearby person or vehicle were injured/damaged as a result of the driver’s negligence, there would likely be a valid personal injury claim.
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