MANATEE, SARASOTA -- Four vehicle accidents occurred between 6:24 a.m. and 7:47 a.m. on I-75 northbound, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
All four crashes occurred between mile marker 213 and mile marker 215 on I-75 north, right on the border of Manatee and Sarasota Counties, according to troopers.
The earliest crash, which occurred at 6:24 a.m., caused some minor injuries and a roadblock in the right lane. A 28-year-old driver failed to stop and rear-ended the vehicle in front of her, according to a release.
The driver and the 30-year-old passenger of the vehicle were taken to Lakewood Ranch Hospital for minor injuries, and the driver was cited for careless driving, according to troopers. The 70-year-old driver of the struck vehicle was not injured.
Two other accidents listed no roadblock and no injuries.
The fourth crash, which occurred at 7:47 a.m., also resulted in injuries and a roadblock in the left lane for emergency vehicles, according to FHP.