SARASOTA (WWSB) - The Sarasota Police Department is investigating a serious accident.
It happened around 4:00 Thursday morning near the intersection of South Washington Boulevard and North Tamiami Trail.
Caution tape has been put up around an SUV, which has extensive damage to its front.
One person was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital, but the extent of their injuries is unknown.
U.S. 41 is reduced to one lane from Washington to Osprey and police officers are directing traffic around the scene as they investigate.
Drivers are asked to avoid the area.