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Two drivers seriously hurt after car-flipping crash on U.S. 41 in Bradenton

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A crash on U.S. 41 in Bradenton left both of the drivers involved seriously injured, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Saturday night.

A 27-year-old Bradenton man in a Honda Civic was driving southbound on U.S. 41 approaching 54th Avenue West, according to FHP.

Troopers say the driver crossed the continuous center turn lane and entered the northbound lanes of U.S. 41. The Honda then collided head-on with a Nissan Quest driven by an 81-year-old Bradenton woman.

The Nissan overturned as a result of the collision, and the 81-year-old woman was seriously injured.

The 27-year-old sustained critical injuries. His passenger, a 37-year-old man from Myakka City, sustained minor injuries.

All three of the injured were transported to Blake Medical Center for care.

The accident shut down U.S. 41 in both directions, just south of State Road 70, for about two hours. All lanes were reopened by 11:30 p.m.

The incident remains under investigation, according to FHP.

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