Sarasota Motorcycle Crash Near Phillippi Leaves Rider In Critical

An accident between a motorcyclist and car on Tamiami Trail near Phillippi Street in Sarasota has left the rider in critical medical condition.

Florida Highway Patrol reported that the accident occurred when 76-year old Florentino Mazzucco was driving his motorcycle north on Tamiami Trail after 9:30 a.m. closing on the intersection with Phillippi Street. Mazzucco abruptly attempted to change lanes but crashed into a car being driven by an 84 year old woman.

The force of the collision knocked the helmet-less Mazzucco over, sending him off of his motorcycle and onto the street.

FHP has charges Mazzucco with driving with  a suspended license and careless driving.

Authorities transported Mazzucco to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for emergency medical treatment.

The driver of the car was not harmed in the crash.