Motorcyclist injured on U.S. 41 in Bradenton

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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 5:08 pm | Updated: 5:18 pm, Fri Jun 28, 2013.

BRADENTON, Fla. - Florida Highway Patrol is investigating an incident along U.S. 41 in which a motorcyclist apparently fell off his bike before it crashed into a pickup truck.

It happened about 3:45pm near the intersection of 69th Avenue.

One witness tells ABC 7 that he was in his pickup truck waiting to pull out of a gas station when he saw a riderless motorcycle come directly at him and smash into the front of his truck.

The driver of the motorcycle was a short distance down the road, lying in the street injured.  He was taken to a local hospital for treatment via ambulance.

FHP is investigation whether or not another vehicle was involved and fled the scene.

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