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Four Vehicle Collision Injures Five People

A chain reaction crash of four vehicles injures five people, two of which were flown by a medical helicopter to the hospital.

Last week in Bradenton, an accident occurred south of the intersection of Manatee Avenue and 75th Street West, which injured five people. Two of the injured people were flown to the hospital by emergency helicopter.

The accident took place the evening of Wednesday, December, 3, 2008. Four vehicles were involved in several collisions that occurred at 5:20 PM on 75th West, according to a report by the Florida Highway Patrol. The damaged vehicles remained in the intersection and blocked traffic for hours.

Two of the accident victims were rushed to hospitals by ambulances and a medical helicopter landed nearby to airlift two other people to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.

The accident occurred when a 21-year-old Bradenton man was driving a grey Bronco, heading north on 75th. His SUV collided with a Jeep driven by a 61-year-old woman, said Lt. Chris Miller. The driver of the Jeep was not injured in the crash.

After hitting the Jeep, the Bronco swerved into oncoming traffic, striking two more vehicles.

A Ford Mustang, driven by a 42-year-old Bradenton woman clipped the Bronco. Her vehicle then came to rest in a front yard. A passenger in the Mustang was treated for injuries at Blake Medical Center.

The Bronco continued traveling into oncoming traffic and hit a PT Cruiser head on. The driver was a 21-year-old woman from Bradenton who was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital to receive treatment for her injuries. Two passengers from the PT Cruiser were flown to Bayfront Medical Center. The driver of the Bronco was taken to Blake Medical Center.