Sarasota, FL (August 20, 2021) - Police and rescue officials were called to the scene of a crash in Sarasota on Friday. The accident took place on Stickney Point Road near the intersection with Couver Drive.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the accident scene. According to a report from troopers, an SUV was traveling westbound on Stickney Point. At the same time, a SCAT bus was stopped at a bus stop while passengers were boarding. As the bus was stopped, it was rear-ended by the SUV. Multiple injuries were reported in the crash although all injuries were believed to be non-life-threatening. Heavy rain in the area may have played a role in the collision.
Troopers charged the SUV driver with careless driving. No additional information has been released.
A car accident in Sarasota can result in serious injuries for victims. In many cases, a crash can cause an innocent victim to suffer a major change to their way of life. In 2019, there were more than 250,000 people hurt in Florida car accidents. A substantial number of these accident victims were affected by the negligence of another motorist and were not at fault for the accident.
Our thoughts and best wishes go out to those affected by this Sarasota car accident.
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