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Man suffers critical injuries after motorcycle flips in Punta Gorda

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CHARLOTEE CO., FL (WWSB) – The Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash involving a 40-year-old man who was tossed from his motorcycle after in overturned on Saturday.

Around 6:45 p.m., Gary Wayne Barrett, of Punta Gorda, was traveling eastbound on his motorcycle when he suddenly veered off Carmalita Street.

The undercarriage of the motorcycle hit the edge of the roadway and Barrett overcorrected, according to FHP. The motorcycle began to fishtail and overturned.

Barrett was thrown from his motorcycle and he ended up in the westbound right turn lane of Carmalita Street while the motorcycle was in a ditch on the north shoulder. He was not wearing a helmet during the accident. 

Barrett was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with critical injuries.

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