Multiple trauma alert Venice car collision


A 16 year old boy driving a stolen car causes a car crash, seriously injuring four people.

Florida Highway Patrol says Sunday’s accident involved two vehicles, an Explorer and a Honda.

The 16 year old driver of the explorer was moving southbound on us-41 at the intersection of via Venito.

The vehicle began to rotate, cross the median, and go airborne, entering into northbound traffic, landing on top of a Honda driven by a 61 year old woman.

The Explorer was reported as stolen by sarasota county’s sheriffs office.

The 16 year old driver had two passengers, one 14 years old and the other 13 years old.


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Jessika Ward is a Sarasota native and an award-winning multimedia journalist. She joined the Suncoast News Network in February of 2018 and is happy to be back in her hometown. Jessika won three Florida Associated Press Awards while a student at Florida A&M University. Prior to coming to SNN, Jessika interned with WWSB ABC7 and worked as a videographer/editor at WTXL ABC27 in Tallahassee. ​​Jessika Ward is a proud rattler and Historically Black College and University (HBCU) advocate. She shares her HBCU experience in "Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities,” a documentary about the history and future of HBCU's that was presented in the Sundance Film Festival and aired on PBS. Jessika's hobbies include photography, watching independent films, watching sports, and reading a good book.


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