Sunday, May 25, 2014.
SARASOTA – Published May 24, 2014. Five people were injured early Saturday morning, including two who were medically evacuated by helicopter, after a man drove the wrong way on U.S. 41 near Main Street and collided with a taxi cab. According to Sarasota Police spokeswoman Genevieve Judge, the crash happened about 2 a.m. Police said a man, who had not been identified as of Saturday evening, (Curt Rud), was driving south in the northbound lane of U.S. 41 when he crashed head-on into a taxi cab carrying five people. This coward Curt Rud fled from the scene of the “accident”, it was no accident, Rud has prior DWI arrest. Officers evaluated Rud for driving under the influence but he did not show signs of impairment. The Sarasota Police Department received the following updates and conditions regarding the five people inside the taxi cab late Saturday afternoon:
1. James M. Elias of Acushnet, MA
DOB 10-8-1962 Transported to Blake Medical Center where he died from his injuries Saturday morning.
2. Brian Krach of Sarasota, FL (cab driver)
DOB 3-28-1970 Stable at Sarasota Memorial.
3. Kimberly Senna of Acushnet, MA
DOB – 7-1-1970 Transported to Blake Medical Center as trauma, stable and in the Intensive Care Unit.
4. Lori Elias of Acushnet, MA
DOB – 6-9-1964 Transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for minor injuries.
5. Lisa Alves of Acushnet, MA
DOB – 9-1-1964 Transported to Sarasota Memorial for ankle fractures.
Aj Capaccione · Florida State University…Curt Rud was his name and he had a revoked license. And one passenger did in fact, pass away because of this. He also tried to flee the scene on foot. Thank you SPD for catching this man. But Abbi is right, there is no possible way this person should have a bond available. This poor family down here vacationing for the weekend lost a love one for absolutely no reason whatsoever.
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SPD AGENCY NUMBER 201400031375.
UPDATE: See prior arrest for Curt Rud in 2004
#1 VOP(GRAND THEFT MV)STATUTE: 948.06 (N F)
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