Punta Gorda Man Dies From Motorcycle Accident

A motorcyclist from Punta Gorda died Monday from injuries sustained during a crash in Charlotte county that occurred Sunday.

Florida Highway Patrol reported the accident took place when Paul Ruleford  was riding his Suzuki motorcycle on Bryan Way heading towards  U.S. 17 with a young rider on another motorcycle. At around quarter to 6p.m. the young rider turned and headed off the road.

Ruleford followed but lost control of his motorcycle and was thrown from the bike at speed onto the roadway.

Ruleford, not wearing his helmet at the time of the accident, suffer severe injuries and was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Monday afternoon, Ruleford died from his injuries while under care at Lee Memorial