Posted on Feb 06, 2012

A Sunday evening motorcycle crash in Sarasota, FL sent one motorcyclist to the hospital in critical condition on January 8, 2012. According to officials, the motorcyclist was driving his 1976 Harley-Davidson motorcycle when he swerved to avoid hitting an SUV.

According to the Highway Patrol, the Mitsubishi Outlander the motorcyclist was attempting to avoid had stopped suddenly for another accident.  Although the motorcyclist swerved left in order to avoid the SUV, he was unable to avoid it in time. When the motorcycle hit the SUV, it sent the SUV into northbound traffic, causing it to strike the right side of a 1979 Pontiac Bonneville. 

The motorcyclist involved in this collision was identified as 53-year-old Terry L. Johnston, who was seriously injured in this Florida motorcycle accident and taken to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for medical treatment.

The other drivers and passengers involved include 34-year-old Tina Hawkins, the driver of the SUV that the motorcyclist struck. Neither she nor her passenger, 28-year-old James Hawkins, sustained any injuries in the crash. Additionally, Gregory Meadows, the 22-year-old driver of the Bonneville, and his passenger, 21-year-old Ashley Shaver, were uninjured in the accident. 

The accident for which Hawkins’s vehicle suddenly stopped was due to another car striking a pedestrian. The pedestrian was lying in the northbound lane of Tuttle Avenue at the time of this accident. No details of the pedestrian’s medical condition have been released. 

There is no update on the motorcyclist’s medical condition at this time. Sarasota accident attorneys at Mallard Perez would like to wish the motorcyclist and pedestrian injured in these crashes a full and fast recovery.

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