Two women suffer serious injuries in Manatee County car crash

Updated: May. 31, 2019 at 10:50 AM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - There was a major car accident Friday morning in Manatee County and both of the drivers involved suffered serious injuries.

The accident took place around 6:55 a.m. on U.S. 41 at State Road 45. The injured drivers were 62-year-old Miriam Bizzarro of Parrish and 61-year-old Shelby Atkins of Bradenton. Bizzaro was driving a 2018 Toyota Rav4 and Atkins was driving a 2010 Hyundai Accent.

Florida Highway Patrol says Bizarro was stopped at a stop sign in the driveway of the Bayside Pet Resort at the intersection of U.S. 41 and State Road 45. As she was turning left onto the road she traveled right into the path of Atkins, who was in the left lane and approaching the driveway, according to troopers.

The front of the Hyundai collided with the front left side of the Toyota. There was debris from both vehicles observed on the roadway, but there were no skid marks observed, according to troopers on the scene.

Bizarro and Atkins were transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

Bizarro was cited for violating the right of way.

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