Crime

Sarasota County motorcyclists injured

MANATEE — Two Sarasota County residents had to be transported to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg after their motorcycle collided with a Jeep in Englewood at 11:15 p.m. Friday.

Kevin Orf, 42, of Englewood, who was driving a motorcycle on State Road 776 near Quails Run Boulevard, was listed in critical condition, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

Orf’s passenger, Melissa Johnston, 38, was listed in serious condition.

The accident occurred when a Jeep driven by a San Antonio, Texas woman was making a turn into a driveway access on South Indiana Avenue off southbound S.R. 776, the report states.

She turned into the path of the motorcycle, which was northbound on S.R. 776, according to the report.

Attempting to avoid a collision, Orf applied his brakes, but he struck the right front side of the Jeep and the impact caused him and his passenger to be ejected from their vehicle, the report adds.

Orf and Johnston were not wearing helmets, the report states.

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