Manatee County, Fl-The Bradenton Police Department reported that both northbound lanes on the DeSoto Bridge in Palmetto had to be closed due to a motorcycle accident before 9:20 a.m. on Tuesday, April 11th, causing traffic delays in the area.
The closure continued for an hour, after which one northbound lane was reopened by 10:25 a.m. Despite reopening one lane, significant traffic disruptions persisted in the region, including at the intersection of First Street West and Manatee Avenue. By 1 p.m., both northbound lanes were accessible again.
According to Palmetto Police Chief Scott Tyler, a man was riding the motorcycle and lost control, resulting in him being thrown from the vehicle and sustaining severe injuries. The injured person was immediately rushed to Blake for medical attention.