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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2013 8:00 am | Updated: 11:07 am, Thu May 1, 2014.

SARASOTA - Authorities say a Sarasota man was injured Friday night when he crossed Bee Ridge Road into the path of a vehicle.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, just before 10pm Friday, 49-year-old Darryl Hammis was walking northbound across Bee Ridge at the intersection with McIntosh Road and stepped into the path of a westbound Lexus driven by Kim Mitchell of New Jersey.

Mitchell attempted to avoid Hammis, but her vehicle still struck him.

He was flown to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton in serious condition.

Charges are pending.

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1 comment:

  • spoofyman posted at 11:02 am on Sat, May 25, 2013.

    spoofyman Posts: 4

    people need to stop just walking into the middle of road with out looking. I just recently had someone walk right in front of my car on bee ridge rd at night time and thankfully i was able to dodge them. people just assume that traffic will stop or slow down when they cross and on a 45 mph especially when traffic is heavy bee ridge is already crazy with people not able to drive properly so adding pedestrians into the factor and you get stories like this sadly.
    rule of thumb..........use the crosswalks and look both ways!!