Crash Overview

Anthony Harris
Anthony Harris
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Location Description 

Lockwood Ridge Road and 57th Avenue East are located in Bradenton, Florida amidst multiple suburban neighborhoods; this crash location is not far from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. This intersection is nearby multiple commercial developments, including a Publix, an Aldi, a Wawa, and multiple yoga studios. The street grid in this area is surrounded by three major roadways, including I-75, state road 70, and state road 301. 

Crash Summary

  • The collision at this location occurred at approximately 9:09 a.m. on January 2, 2023. 
  • A motorist struck a 76-year-old man who lived in Bradenton; as a result of the crash, the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash approximately ten minutes after impact. 
  • The victim was walking west across Lockwood Ridge Road when he was hit; the motorist was traveling in the lefthand northbound lane. 
  • The victim was not walking within a marked crosswalk at the time of the collision. 
  • The crash report indicated that the victim's body came to final rest in the righthand northbound lane of Lockwood Ridge Road. 
  • The 80-year-old motorist suffered minor injuries and, to our knowledge, was not issued any charges or citations.  

Why was this crash nominated? 

  • The environment features a 40mph speed limit in a stroad-dominated environment. 
  • At least one other collision was reported just a few blocks north of this location less than a month after the analyzed crash occurred. 
  • Marked crosswalks for non-motorists traveling east to west (or west to east) are placed more than a mile apart on Lockwood Ridge Road. 

What additional information is available? 

  • A redacted police report from Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles - Traffic Crash Records located in Tallahassee, Florida.
  • Multiple diagrams to assist you with visualizing and understanding the measurements of the crash location.
  • A folder containing the speed study and processed speed data. Strong Towns credits volunteer Brian Toone ( as a primary resource in conducting the speed study and collecting radar data; Brian Toone has requested to be informed if you would like to use this information for your purposes. 

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