MANATEE — A 26-year-old Sarasota man was listed in critical condition at Blake Medical Center after he was knocked off his scooter and run over by an Acura MDX driven by an intoxicated driver early Friday morning.
The Acura driver, identified as David Robert Fishburn, 32, Sarasota, has been charged with improper lane change and driving under the influence and causing serious bodily injury and property damage, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.
Fishburn sideswiped the Tao 1 scooter at Higel Avenue and Cedar Park Circle in Sarasota at 2:05 a.m. Friday, according to the report.
The victim was thrown from the scooter after the collision and fell underneath the right rear tire of the Acura, according to the report. The victim, who was not wearing a helmet, was airlifted to Blake Medical Center.
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Fishburn received no injuries, according to the report.