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Bradenton Motorcyclist Seriously Injured After Being Hit By U-turning Driver On SR-70

A traffic accident Thursday morning involving a sedan and a motorcycle at a busy intersection in Manatee County, Florida, resulted in serious injuries to the motorcycle rider, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).

The incident occurred on August 3rd, 2023, at 9:39 a.m. at the intersection of State Road 70 (also known as 53rd Avenue East) and 47th Street East.

The Florida Highway Patrol identified the driver of the sedan, as a 91-year-old man from Bradenton, Florida. The driver of the motorcycle was a 76-year-old man, also from Bradenton, Florida.

The FHP report details that the sedan was moving east in the left turn lane of SR-70, preparing to make a U-turn at the intersection of 47th Street East. Simultaneously, the motorcycle was traveling west on the left lane of SR-70, also approaching the intersection.

As the sedan attempted the U-turn, it moved into the path of the oncoming motorcycle, leading to a collision between the two vehicles. The impact of the crash resulted in serious injuries to the 76-year-old motorcycle rider.

Emergency services promptly responded, and the injured motorcyclist was transported to HCA Florida Blake Hospital for immediate medical attention. His condition has been described as serious, but further details are yet to be disclosed.

As of now, the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident is still underway by the Florida Highway Patrol. Factors such as weather conditions, traffic signals, and possible vehicle malfunctions are being evaluated.

The morning crash led to temporary traffic disruptions around the SR-70 and 47th Street East intersection, but normal traffic flow was restored later in the day. Motorists are urged to exercise caution while driving in the area as the investigation continues.

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Bradenton Motorcyclist Seriously Injured After Being Hit By U-turning Driver On SR-70

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