MANATEE COUNTY (WWSB) - A pedestrian was seriously injured Saturday while checking on a woman involved in a crash in Manatee County.
Around 5:15 p.m., Florida Highway Patrol says 28-year-old Yesenia Crespo of Parrish crashed her GMC Sonoma along US 301 at 30th Avenue East. Crespo’s car was in the middle of the right lane of US 301 northbound when 32-year-old Nilsa Torres of Palmetto walked up to her vehicle to see is Crespo was okay.
While Torres was checking on her, a pickup truck driven by 27-year-old Berk Alagoz hit Crespo’s vehicle, pushing Crespo’s vehicle into Torres. Torres was thrown into the grass and seriously injured. She was taken to Blake Medical Hospital.
Crespo was sent to Manatee Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. Alagoz was uninjured, but a passenger in his vehicle suffered minor injuries.
The crash is currently under investigation.