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Date of Issue: December 17, 2008

Man injured in Sunday night crash

An 18-year-old man was taken to the hospital by medical helicopter after an accident on Manatee Avenue on Perico Island near the Anna Maria Island Bridge Dec. 14.

The accident occurred at about 9:30 p.m. near Seven Shores Boulevard east of the bridge, according to Manatee County Emergency Medical Services.

Details of the accident, including the driver’s name, were not available as of The Islander press time Monday morning.

The accident, which involved a single SUV, was being investigated by the Bradenton Police Department.

The BPD said the SUV was traveling east on Manatee Avenue, away from Anna Maria Island, when the vehicle hit an embankment, a stop sign and then a tree.

The driver, the only occupant of the vehicle, was taken to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.