2 motorcyclists injured in crash

MANATEE -- Two motorcyclists were injured in a crash with an automobile this evening at U.S. 301 North and 24th Avenue East, Ellenton.

Both were flown by medical helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.

The Florida Highway Patrol reports the crash occured at 8:33 p.m., causing roadblock for about one hour.

Several other crashes were also reported by FHP:

There was a hit-and-run crash with injuries at 8:08 p.m. on Piney Point Road and U.S. 41, Palmetto. Fluid was reported on the roadway after the crash.

There was a vehicle crash with roadblock at 7:43 p.m. on Cooper Creek Boulevard and University Parkway in East Manatee. The roadway is now clear.