CLEARWATER — A motorcyclist police say was clocked at 122 mph was hospitalized with serious injuries Monday after being thrown from the bike.
Elvin Pablo Moreno, 22, of Valrico faces charges of reckless driving and fleeing from police.
Clearwater police saw the 2006 Honda about 4:30 p.m. Monday coming off the Courtney Campbell Parkway. Police spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts said officers clocked him at 86 mph there.
Soon after, a second officer saw Moreno traveling about 122 mph on State Road 60 near U.S. 19 N. The officer tried to stop him, but Moreno fled, Watts said.
The bike then was reported on Clearwater Beach. Officers looked for it and found the driver in the 600 block of Bayway Boulevard, where he'd been ejected after hitting another vehicle.
Moreno was taken to Bayfront Medical Center. His injuries appeared to be serious, Watts said, but not life threatening.