A Bradenton man was seriously injured in a crash that blocked U.S. 41 in Bradenton, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
The crash happened at the intersection with 57th Avenue West around 7:15 a.m.
Joanna Lynn Donisi, 34, of Bradenton, made a left turn from the southbound center lane of U.S. 41 and drove into the path of the 40-year-old motorcyclist, who was in the left northbound lane, according to an FHP press release.
The man attempted to brake to avoid a crash, which caused the motorcycle to slide and collide with the right side of Donisi’s minivan.
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The motorcyclist was taken to a hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Donisi will face a failing to yield charge, according to FHP.
For nearly two hours, a roadblock at northbound 14th Street West and 57th Avenue West built up traffic around the area as Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies directed traffic.