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Date of Issue: March 29, 2007

South Manatee crash sends Holmes Beach man to hospital

A car-motorcycle crash March 24 sent a Holmes Beach man to the hospital.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 2006 Kia driven by Francisco A. Solorzano, 42, of Bradenton, was driving on Whitfield Avenue in southern Manatee County when he turned into the path of a 2006 Yamaha motorcycle driven by Rhett Behrens, 30, of Holmes Beach. Behrens was ejected from the bike.

He was transported via Bayflite Air Medical Transport helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. The Kia sustained $10,000 in damage; the motorcycle was totaled, according to the report.

Charges are pending in the crash.