MANATEE -- A motorcycle rider was seriously injured in a crash near the intersection of U.S. 41 and Pearl Avenue at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The 36-year-old Harley Davidson rider from Bradenton was northbound on U.S. 41 in the left lane approaching Pearl Avenue, according to a sheriff’s office report.
A 1995 Dodge van driven by a 44-year-old Bradenton man turned left from southbound U.S. 41 onto Pearl Avenue and into the path of the motorcycle, the report states.
The driver of the motorcycle, who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected to the north side of the intersection, the report states.
Charges are pending in the crash.