News: Man critically hurt when car crashes into Manatee County fire station

MANATEE COUNTY, FL – A crash sent a car into the roof of a Manatee County fire station, leaving the driver critically injured.

According to the Bradenton Herald, the accident happened on Honore Avenue in the University Park area Sunday morning shortly before 6 a.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the driver of a Kia Optima was speeding when the vehicle went off the road at a curve and crashed into a culvert. The vehicle went into the air, hit a tree, and then slammed into the roof and a wall of the Southern Manatee Fire and Rescue station.

The driver, a 41-year-old Sarasota man, was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital in critical condition. No one in the fire station was hurt.

The crash left the building with significant damage, but the structure was evaluated as being safe to use by Manatee County inspectors. Troopers were investigating whether a second vehicle may have also been involved in the crash.

A serious car accident may leave you wondering how you will pay for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses related to the crash. The Manatee County Car Accident Lawyers with Kemp, Ruge and Green are here to help. We will fight aggressively for maximum financial compensation, and keep in mind that we don’t get paid unless you do. You can request a free consultation so we can answer any questions regarding your specific case. Call us today at 727-853-6034 to get started.

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