Thank you for visiting The Islander Newspaper Online.

We are currently updating our website to provide you better service and function.
If you would like to access the new site, please, click here: The Islander Newspaper

Sorry for any inconvenience. Our new site and service will resume shortly.

Web Master

The Award Winning & Best News on Anna Maria Island, FL Since 1992

"The Award Winning & Best News on Anna Maria Island, FL Since 1992"

Saturday, Dec, 20, 2014
Florida Press Assn. Award-Winning Web Site
Home Latest News Weather Sports Real Estate Classifieds Island Guide Islander Store

 SECTIONS

 • 

Main News

 • 

Classifieds

 • 

Opinions

 • 

Streetlife

 • 

Calendar

 • 

Fishing

 • 

Sports

 • 

Real Estate

 • 

Obituaries

 • 

Weather

 Features

 • 

Cortez Cook Off: The Results

 • 

Anna Maria Island Bridge FDOT replacement bridge

 • 

National Hurricane Center (Atlantic)

 • 

Advanced Search

 • 

I love AMI

 • 

Mystery Story

 • 

Fishing Laws

 Classifieds

 • 

Classifieds Page

 • 

Place An AD

 • 

Items for Sale

 • 

Garage Sale

 • 

Estate Sale

 • 

Announcments

 • 

Lost & Found

 • 

Pets

 • 

Transportation

 • 

Boats & Boating

 • 

Fishing

 • 

Kids 4 Hire

 • 

Help Wanted

 • 

Health Care

 • 

Services

 • 

Lawn & Garden

 • 

Landscaping

 • 

Home Improvement

 • 

Business Opportunities

 • 

Rentals

 • 

Real Estate

 Weather

 • 

Today's Forecast

 • 

10 Day Forecast

 • 

Today's Tides

 • 

Emergency e-mail

 • 

Storm Watch

 Archive

 • 

News Archive

 • 

2009 Top Notch Gallery

 • 

2008 Top Notch Gallery

 • 

2007 Top Notch Gallery

 • 

2006 Top Notch Gallery

 • 

2005 Top Notch Gallery

 • 

2004 Top Notch Gallery

 Useful Links

 • 

Island Links

 • 

i.wed

 • 

Islander Store

 • 

About this Site

 Contact Us

 • 

Islander Store

 • 

Subscribe

 • 

About Us

 • 

e-mail us

Story Tools

Date of Issue: December 24, 2008

Bradenton man critical after crash

A Bradenton man with Island ties remained in critical condition last week after his Jeep Cherokee crashed into a tree along Manatee Avenue on Perico Island.

The accident occurred at about 9:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and resulted in Timothy “Tim” Andricks, 18, being rushed to Bayfront Medical Center by medical helicopter.

Andricks, of 13th Avenue Drive West in Bradenton, grew up on Anna Maria Island and has worked for the past four years at the Holmes Beach Service Station with owner Bret Vande Vrede.

Andricks, a student at Manatee Technical Institute, works at the station after school and helped close the shop nightly.

Vande Vrede said last week he was eager for Andricks’ recovery.

“He’s doing better,” Vande Vrede said on Dec. 19, adding that he had plans to visit his employee at Bayfront in St. Petersburg later that day. “I’m hoping to see him come back as soon as possible.”

A Web page established at www.carepages.com tracks Andricks’ recovery, with posts on his condition several times a day.

“As everyone knows by now, Tim was in a car accident on Sunday night,” a post on Dec. 17 stated. “The latest update is that Tim is still being sedated, and has had his cervical collar removed. He is still not responding to commands, but is making purposeful movements that are very good signs.”

A post on Dec. 18 read, “The trauma nurse woke Tim again at 4 p.m., and he was able to respond to commands. He was unable to open his eyes, but he tried very hard. The nurse practitioner said that they are weaning him off the ventilator, and by tomorrow they might be able to put him on a CPAP — a device that allows Tim to breath on his own and assists him when he needs help. He is resting and we appreciate everyone’s support.”

The accident involved only Andricks’ SUV, according to a report from the Bradenton Police Department, which has handled the investigation.

The report indicated that Andricks was traveling eastbound on Manatee Avenue/State Road 64 and, near the 12000 block, lost control of the 1996 Jeep.

Investigators determined that the vehicle crossed the westbound lane of Manatee Avenue, hit a stop sign at the northwest corner of Seven Shores Boulevard and then hit a stand of trees.

A bystander reported the accident, notifying authorities that the crash looked bad but that the driver had a pulse.

Bradenton police and fire officers, as well as Manatee County Emergency Medical Service paramedics, rushed to the scene and quickly decided to fly Andricks to Bayfront.

BPD investigators have not determined the speed the Jeep was traveling at the time of the accident.

The results of a drug and alcohol test, routinely conducted in a serious accident, are pending.

 

Following his care

Friends and acquaintances who want to follow Tim Andricks’ recovery may visit a Web page created by his family at www.carepages.com. Visitors to the Web site will be required to open a free user account.

Have your say:

No comments for this page. Feel free to be the first

Username:

Contact:

(email or url)

Subject:

Your View:

Please enter the security code below:

security  

Get breaking news

Follow the Islander on TwitterBecome a fan of The Islander on Facebook

Sign up to receive breaking news alerts via e-mail. We'll send you a notice when the news and classifieds appear online every week, before the print edition hits the streets.

Click here for Gulf oil spill updates related to Anna Maria Island.

Historic Anna Maria City Pier Plank Walk

Put your name, your message, your memorial on the Historic Anna Maria City Pier prior to the Pier Centennial Celebration! And join the fun!

CLICK HERE for Stoltzfus e-mails and related court documents.


FREE Island
Vacation Guide:
get it here

Cortez Cookoff

Click here for 2010 Cortez Cookoff Winner and recipes

To advertise here, please
visit our rates page
or contact us at:
sales@islander.org
Phone: (941) 778-7978
Fax: (941) 778-9392

Back to top of Page

Home | Weather | Real Estate | Classifieds | Archives | Contact | Island Links
Islander Store | Subscribe About this site | Classifieds Page | Place an Ad
For Sale | Garage Sales | Announcements | Lost & Found | Pets | Transportation
Boats & Boating | Fishing | Kids for Hire | Help Wanted | Health Care | Services
Lawn & Garden | Landscaping | Home Improvement | Business Opportunities | Rentals | Real Estate

Our Privacy and Copyright Statements © 1992 - 2009, The Islander