MANATEE -- Two people were hurt, one seriously, in a three-vehicle accident on U.S. 41 in Bradenton on Thursday evening, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
About 10:53 p.m., the driver of a Toyota Corolla heading southbound on U.S. 41 just south of Braden Avenue spun out of control, struck a brick planter wall on the west shoulder and then rolled back into the southbound lanes. The driver of a Chevrolet Metro behind the Corolla steered to the left and lost control, coming to a rest in the inside northbound lane, according to a report.
The driver of a Pontiac Sunbird going north on U.S. 41 attempted to steer around the front of the Metro but was unable to avoid a collision, according to FHP.
The driver of the Corolla, a 27-year-old Bradenton woman, was seriously injured in the crash and was taken to Blake Medical Center. She also was cited for careless driving, FHP said.
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A 26-year-old woman riding as a passenger in the Sunbird suffered minor injuries and was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital, according to FHP.
The driver of the Sunbird, a 24-year-old Bradenton man, was cited for driving with a suspended license.