2 seriously injured after striking car that drove into oncoming traffic, FHP says

Two people were seriously injured after a driver lost control of her vehicle and steered into oncoming traffic, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers say the 35-year-old driver of a 2006 Nissan Murano was traveling northbound on 30th Street East near 47th Avenue East when she traveled onto the eastern shoulder of the road and over-corrected, driving into the path of oncoming traffic around 10:55 a.m. The 61-year-old driver of a 2010 Hyundai Sonata was driving southbound and struck the front left of the vehicle and rotated clockwise, striking a nearby bicyclist.

The driver of the Sonata and his 58-year-old passenger both suffered serious injuries, according to a crash report, and were transported to Blake Medical Center. The 47-year-old bicyclist and the driver of the Murano suffered minor injuries.

Troopers say the driver of the Murano has been charged with careless driving.

Ryan Callihan is the Bradenton Herald’s County Reporter, covering local government and politics. On the weekends, he also covers breaking news. Ryan is a graduate of USF St. Petersburg.
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