Florida Highway Patrol said Joseph Gaeta Jr. lost control of his Suzuki motorcycle while changing lanes.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Sunday, December 9, 2012
A 54-year-old Sarasota motorcyclist is being treated for serious injuries following a crash on southbound Interstate 75 Sunday evening. Florida Highway Patrol responded to mile marker 213 near University Parkway at 5:58 p.m. Sunday for the crash where Joseph A. Gaeta Jr., was ejected from his 2001 Suzuki 1000 CC motorcycle from a crash. Gaeta traveled southbound on I-75 in the center lane, attempted to change to the left inside lane, failed to maintain control, overturned his motorcycle and was thrown onto the roadway, according to Highway Patrol, when the motorcycle traveled 285 feet before it came to a stop. Gaeta was transported to Blake Medical Center to be treated for his injuries.
Ramps to Interstate 75 from Fruitville Road are shut down due to a cleanup of a three-vehicle crash, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
Ramps to Interstate 75 from Fruitville Road are shut down due to a cleanup of a three-vehicle crash, according to Florida Highway Patrol. The northbound outside lane of Interstate 75 at Exit 210, as well as both entrance ramps from State Road 780 onto Interstate 75 are shutdown at this point in time. The crash ocurred at 1 p.m. on northbound I-75. No one was injured in the crash, according to Highway Patrol. Driver John Schroeder, 41, of Lakewood Ranch, is being charged with careless driving, according to Highway Patrol. This closure is due to cleanup from a three vehicle traffic crash. Traffic is encouraged to avoid the area if possible.