Motorcyclist Accident Seriously Injurs Two In Punta Gorda

Florida Highway Patrol reported a motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon in Punta Gorda has resulted in the rider and a passenger being seriously injured

FHP officers said the accident occurred when the motorcyclist, Jon Baker, 41, of Punta Gorda, was heading east on Peace River Street and overturned his motorcycle after losing control of the bike  from sliding into the shoulder.

The passenger, Nancy Anderson, 49, of Cape Coral,suffered serious injuries and was taken by paramedics to to Fawcett Memorial Hospital. Jon Baker was taken to Tampa General Hospital for emergency medical treatment.

FHP also said that Baker was cited for careless driving.