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Gulfport biker thrown from motorcycle in St. Petersburg crash

ST. PETERSBURG — A motorcyclist was rushed to the hospital Wednesday night in critical condition after being thrown from his bike, police said.

Randall Craig of Gulfport was riding his 2004 Honda motorcycle northbound on 49th Street N just before 6:30 p.m. As he approached 39th Avenue, a 2002 Cadillac sedan driven southbound by John Edgar Wickham Sr., 84, attempted to make a left turn onto 39th and crossed into Craig's path, police said.

Craig locked the brakes and tried to put the motorcycle down on its left side, police said, but collided with the right side of the car.

Craig, who police said was not wearing a helmet, was reportedly thrown from the bike into the road. He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition Thursday morning. Police said Wickham was uninjured.

An accident investigation was still under way Thursday morning.

Gulfport biker thrown from motorcycle in St. Petersburg crash 11/10/11 [Last modified: Thursday, November 10, 2011 10:58am]

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