Crime

Woman freed from overturned vehicle

BRADENTON — Bradenton Police investigated a crash after a woman driving a Jeep Cherokee struck a van going in the opposite direction on the Palma Sola Causeway on Wednesday.

The woman’s vehicle overturned in the crash, which took place at about 5:15 p.m. on the causeway in the 8400 block of Manatee Avenue West. She was trapped inside for more than an hour as firefighters worked to free her from the vehicle, according to authorities. She was eventually freed and taken to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg with foot injuries.

The woman was coherent and alert and appeared to have non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

— James A. Jones Jr. and Beth Burger

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