Palmetto FL – Florida Highway Patrol has announced that one person is in critical condition after losing control of their motorcycle in Manatee County last Thursday afternoon.

According to the report by FHP, the accident began as the motorcycle driven by a man age 19 from Ruskin, Florida was traveling south on US 41 on the left lane at a high rate of speed.

As the motorcycle was negotiating a curve in the roadway at 4:25 P.M. The motorcycle lost control and entered the grass median and overturned several times.

The driver was thrown off the motorcycle and was critically injured and then transported to an area hospital.

The crash remains under investigation by authorities.