A Jacksonville man was in critical condition after his motorcycle crashed into the back of a sport utility vehicle on U.S. 1 on Thursday afternoon

John William Devero, 60, was traveling north on U.S. 1 near Shore Drive when the SUV in front of him slowed to stop at a traffic light.

He attempted to stop his Harley-Davidson motorcycle but couldn’t, according to an FHP report.

Both Devero and the bike crashed into the Nissan, driven by a Donna Paytas, of St. Augustine.

Devero was taken to Shands Jacksonville and was in critical condition, the report stated.

A woman on the back of the bike, Laurie Ann Johnston, 44, of Jacksonville, was taken to Flagler Hospital with minor injuries.

Both were wearing helmets, according to the report.

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