A motorcycle and SUV crashed in Venice at Bamboo Drive and Shamrock Boulevard resulting in the motorcyclist suffering severe injuries.
The crash happened when 39 year old motorcyclist Travis Garbrandt of Venice was approaching the intersection of Shamrock blvd., and Bamboo Dr., when a Buick Rendezvous SUV made a left turn causing the SUV to cross directly into the path of the oncoming motorcycle.
The motorcyclist had no time to avoid colliding with the SUV and crashed as the Buick cut across the intersection.
Garbrandt was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital where he is reported to be in critical condition.
Forty-eight year old Dana Wagner-Sacino was driving the SUV during the accident and has been cited by FHP troopers for failing to yield right of way. Police also stated that alcohol was not a factor in the crash.