MANATEE — A 12-year-old boy was airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg this morning after he was found unconscious near Pride Park, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
The boy was riding a bicycle with no helmet when he struck a culvert just before 9 a.m. on his way to school near the intersection of 63rd Avenue East and Ninth Street East. He fell off the bike, hitting his head, according to a trooper on scene.
The boy was unconscious and then regained consciousness. He was flown out as a precaution.