Bradenton motorcyclist taken to Blake Medical Center

jdeleon@bradenton.comMay 25, 2013 

BRADENTON -- A motorcyclist was taken to a hospital Saturday after losing control and crashing into an intersection control box, according to the Bradenton Police Department.

The motorcyclist was traveling westbound on Manatee Avenue on his three-wheel motorcycle about 5 p.m. when made a left turn onto First Avenue, according to Bradenton Police Sgt. Jim Kaull.

"He took the turn too fast and got up on two wheels," Kaull said. "When he got the third back down he over corrected and that caused him to veer off to the right."

The motorcycle came to a stop between the intersection control box and pole. The sudden impact to the control box caused the traffic lights to go into flashing mode.

"That is perfectly normal," Kaull said. "Any impact to the box will cause the lights to start flashing. It's a fail safe."

The motorcyclist was taken to Blake Medical Center with minor facial injuries.

The equipment only received minor damage.

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