85-Year-Old Sarasota Driver Hurt in Crash

The motorist was injured when he drove his vehicle into the path of another car. on U.S. 41

An 85-year-old motorist suffered serious injuries Saturday, when he drove his Acura into the path of another vehicle on U.S. 41, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Gerard Hirsch of Sarasota was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Ronnie Hirsch, 82, a passenger in the vehicle, was taken to the Sarasota hospital for treatment of minor injuries, according to the FHP.

Hirsch's car was hit by a 2006 Kia driven by Emina Hamzic, 30, of Sarasota. Hirsch was turning from Southpointe Drive on to U.S. 41, when he pulled into the path of the Kia, according to the FHP.

Hamzic had minor injuries.

redhededkewty December 30, 2012 at 07:01 PM
If I had a nickel for every elderly driver who pulled in front of me WITHOUT LOOKING, I'd have a private jet with a pilot. They just don't have the ability to think through the traffic manoeuver of pulling out into traffic; it's too complex for them to look both ways and make a judgement call regarding oncoming traffic.
Deborah December 30, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Guess the same can be said of this guy, Redhededkewty, A 21-year-old Venice man suffered serious injuries when he ran into the path of a vehicle at the entrance to McDonald's in Sarasota, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Andrew Delong ran across the access road to McDonald's, at 1720 South Tamiami Trail, and into the path of a Nissan Altima driven by 57-year-old Debbie Austin of Indianapolis, Ind. The left front of the vehicle struck Delong. He was transported to Blake Memorial Hospital.


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