Motorcyclist airlifted following Manatee crash with pizza delivery car

MANATEE -- A 57-year-old man was airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg following a motorcycle accident Friday night, the Florida Highway Patrol reports.

The victim, who was wearing a helmet, was making a left turn on to U.S. 41 coming out of the Bayshore Gardens Shopping Center at about 7 p.m. when he was struck by a pizza delivery car heading southbound, a trooper said.

The motorcyclist’s injuries were not life-threatening, although he did suffer broken bones, the trooper said. The driver of the pizza delivery car was not injured.

Charges are pending.