The accident occurred at roughly 2:15a.m. when 43 year old Alexander Picciani drove north on Cranberry Boulevard. As Picciani entered a sweeping curve in the road near the intersection with Lemay Lane he failed to negotiate the turn.
Picciani lost control of the vehicle which slid across the the road through the southbound lane and ran off the road. The vehicle continued to speed off the road, smashing a mailbox and then launching off the embankment of a culvert into the air, where it over turned throwing Picciani from the vehicle.
Picciani was take by first responders to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for treatment of serious injuries.
Police stated the accident is still under investigation.