MANATEE — A 22-year-old man was airlifted in critical condition to Bayfront Medical Center following an accident Saturday night in which he was driving a motorcycle, the Florida Highway Patrol reports.
The accident happened at around 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of 37th Street East and 53rd Avenue.
According to a trooper on the scene, the motorcyclist was headed west in the right lane when he changed lanes at high speed and hit a black Saturn that was sitting at a red light.
Parts of the motorcycle were scattered throughout the roadway and traffic was reduced to one lane as crews worked on the scene.
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The 36-year-old driver of the car was not injured, although he was visibly shaken. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet.