Troopers: Eight hurt after semi slams into cars stopped at red light on Fruitville
SARASOTA - Eight people were hurt in an eight car crash on Fruitville Road Monday after troopers say a tractor trailer crashed into several cars stopped at a red light.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports, the driver of the tractor trailer, Gregory T. Werner, JR of Nokomis, was traveling east on Fruitville approaching the intersection of Coburn Rd. Seven cars were stopped at the red light at Coburn when troopers say the driver of the semi failed to stop and crashed into the cars.
Lanes remained closed for almost an hour as Sarasota County Emergency Services worked to evaluate multiple patients.
Werner is listed in serious condition. A 71 year old man who was in the first vehicle struck, is listed in critical condition.
Charges are pending.