Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash involving a motorcyclist and a Ford compaq SUV early Wednesday morning on Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota.
The accident took place when Tyler Castillo 19 from Sarasota was eastbound on Bee Ridge Road. At roughly 7:30 a.m. Castillo collided with a Ford Escape being driven by Jeff Etienne, 26 also from Sarasota.
The force of the collision threw Castillo from his Honda motorcycle into the westbound lanes of Bee Ridge Rd. Castillo was struck by a F-250 pick up truck and was critically injured. The motorcycle continued on into the median and came to a stop after striking a tree.
Castillo was taken by Bayflite to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for treatment.
Police cited Castillo for reckless driving and having an expired registration.