MANATEE -- Florida Highway Patrol was responding two injury accidents on Cortez Road, one in Bradenton and the other near Cortez, according to the FHP website.
The first accident was reported about 2:45 p.m. at Cortez Road and 127th Street West. The website did not provide details, but early reports suggested a vehicle had hit someone riding a bicycle.
Shortly after the accident was reported, troopers and emergency personnel were dispatched to Cortez Road and 18th Street West, for an accident. First reports were that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle.