Motorcycle Driver Injured, Alligator Dies in Hillsborough Crash
The motorcycle driver is in serious condition.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – A motorcycle driver was injured and an alligator died of injuries received this morning (May 19) in a Hillsborough County crash, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Calun Ethan Nelson, 27, of Wimauma, was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital in serious condition. He was wearing a helmet. The 10-foot, 9-inch alligator was retrieved by trapper Rob Upthegrove and died this afternoon.
The crash happened about 12:28 a.m. on State Road 674 west of Katie Stanaland Road. An alligator was crossing 674 and traveled into the path of the 2016 Suzuki GSX-S driven by Nelson. The motorcycle hit the alligator and Nelson was thrown from the bike, troopers said. He landed on the overpass for the Little Manatee River.
For information about the Florida Highway Patrol, go to flhsmv.gov.
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