Motorcyclist in serious condition after accident

A motorcyclist was in serious condition Saturday at Lee Memorial hospital after an accident
in Charlotte County Friday night. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Mark T. Buck, 58,
of Port Charlotte, was riding north along U.S. 41 when a Toyota Corolla pulled out from
Church Street and into his path. Buck tried to avoid the collision by veering left. The Corolla
also veered left, and his motorcycle smashed into the rear.
The driver of the Corolla, Laura Scott, 56, and her passenger, Victoria Scott, 21, both of
New Jersey, were uninjured in the crash. Buck was not wearing a helmet. Charges are pending a
Florida Highway Patrol investigation.