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Motorcycle accident blocked US 301 in Sarasota

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SARASOTA COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

A serious motorcycle crash closed the northbound lanes of US Highway 301 at Fruitville Road for a few hours in Sarasota Tuesday morning, police officers told WFLA.

According to officers on scene, the crash happened between 6 and 6:30 a.m. and a short time later, a Bayflight helicopter landed near the intersection.

Officers told us, John Hart, 57, of Milford Circle, Sarasota, was driving a motorcycle going north on US 301. He hit a sedan that was turning left into a gas station parking lot near the intersection. 

Paramedics took Hart to Blake Medical Center via Bayflight.

The sedan driver Nicholas Morales, 30, of Taro Place, Sarasota County, didn't suffer any injuries.

Officers opened the northbound lanes in about two hours after the crash.

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