Motorcyclist in critical condition after I-275 crash

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – The Florida Highway Patrol said a 56-year-old motorcyclist was left in critical condition after being rear-ended by a car on Interstate 275 on Thursday.

The accident happened in the northbound lanes of the interstate near the 38th Avenue South exit.

According to troopers, the motorcycle was following a Nissan Rogue, traveling northbound on the roadway and both vehicles slowed down for traffic ahead of them. Behind the motorcycle was a Chevrolet Malibu, which failed to stop in time and ran into the motorcycle, causing the vehicle to hit the back of the Nissan Rogue. Then the two cars collided.

Troopers said the motorcycle suffered serious injuries and was taken to Bayfront Health Hospital in critical condition.

Neither the driver of the Malibu nor the driver of the Rogue was hurt, authorities said.

Charges are pending, according to the report.

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