“Bicyclist airlifted after accident”

MANATEE – A 31-yearold man was airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg with life-threatening injuries after his bicycle collided with a car Saturday afternoon, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. The accident occurred at about 4:45 p.m. in the 2500 block of Cortez Road when the bicyclist was weaving in and out of stopped cars in the westbound lane, according to FHP. As he made it to the left turn lane, a car struck his front wheel, according to trooper Ken Piegari. The victim was not wearing a helmet and no charges have been filed.

Bradenton Herald
Manatee County
Daily 48,600
March 13, 2011