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MOTORCYCLE RIDE TURNS INTO HELICOPTER RIDE IN CEDAR HAMMOCK

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

A summer like afternoon turned into tragedy Friday afternoon, a motorcycle traveling south on Rt# 41 was struck by a car turning into a shopping center. The 40yo driver of the motorcycle was pounced dead at the scene and the 8yo passenger was flown to All Children's Hospital with traumatic injuries. The driver of the vehicle was also transported to be checked out. The Highway southbound was closed for hours while Florida Highway Patrol and Manatee County Sheriffs Dept conducted the investigation. Cedar Hammock Fire & Rescue assisted at the scene and set up a landing zone.

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WILLIE CIRONESenior Correspondent

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