MANATEE -- Four people were seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash on State Road 70 on Tuesday.
The 53-year-old driver of a tractor-trailer was westbound in the right lane on S.R. 70 at 11:51 a.m. when he swung wide to turn north on Third Street West, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.
When the North Port-based trucker made his wide turn, a 25-year-old Bradenton man driving a 1992 Buick in the left lane of S.R. 70 with a 71-year-old woman passenger veered to avoid the trailer and struck a Dodge Durango that was eastbound on S.R. 70, the report states.
The driver and passenger of the Buick and the 34-year-old woman driving the Durango and her 60-year-old woman passenger were all hospitalized in serious condition, the report adds.
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The trucker, who was not injured, was cited by Florida Highway Patrol for improper lane change and the driver of the Buick was cited for careless driving, the report stated.