Motorcyclist remains in critical condition
A motorcyclist who was rescued by a group of bystanders after becoming wedged beneath a car remained hospitalized Tuesday in critical condition.
Matthew William Watson, 25, was riding a 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle north on Dale Mabry Highway about 10 a.m. Monday when it collided with the back of a 2009 Mazda south of Hamilton Avenue, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The Mazda driver, Jashwanti Patel, 72, of Tampa had stopped to let traffic pass when the cycle slammed into his car, officials said. Watson ended up wedged under the Mazda, troopers said. A group of people who saw the crash ran over and pulled Watson out. He was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa.