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North Port man, 23, in critical condition following 3-vehicle crash in Sarasota County

SARASOTA -- A three-vehicle crash critically injured a 23-year-old North Port man at 6:01 a.m. Saturday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The man, identification withheld pending notification of family, was airlifted to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to FHP.

A 1996 Harley Davidson motorcycle, 2004 Chrysler Sebring, and 2012 Nissan Rogue collided on U.S. 41 just north of Sorrento Inlets Drive.

The motorcycle was southbound in the left lane approaching a curve in the roadway. The Sebring and Rogue were southbound in the right lane.

The motorcycle missed a slight curve in the roadway and drifted into the right lane, struck the left rear corner of the Sebring, ejecting the motorcyclist onto the pavement where he struck his head. He was not wearing a helmet, according to FHP.

While laying in the left southbound lane, the motorcyclist was run over by the Rogue.

No charges have been filed at this time, according to FHP. Alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the accident.

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