The report from Florida Highway Patrol stated that a Dodge Ram pickup truck crashed into a motorized bicycle on Tamiami Trail in port Charlotte.
The crash took place as the twenty five year old Andrew Toner from Port Charlotte was trying to cross Tamiami Trail near Elkcam Blvd. At the same time fourty nine year old Anthony Maiello, also from Port Charlotte, was heading south on Tamiami Trail in his Ram pickup truck.
Toner road into the path of the oncoming Dodge Ram, Maiello attempted to avoid a crash but there was not enough time to stop. The force of the crash resulted in Toner sustaining critical injuries and he was taken by helicopter to Lee Memorial Hospital for emergency medical treatment.
Toner was not wearing a helmet during the accident. Traffic was stopped for roughly 60 minutes while crews and police responded to the crash.