Motorcyclist critically injured Saturday in East Trail crash

— A Collier County man was critically injured Saturday afternoon when he crashed his motorcycle on U.S. 41 East.

Curtis Ledbettter III was riding a Harley Davidson east, approaching Newport Drive, around 12:45 p.m. when the 47-year-old lost control as he drove over a bridge about 10 miles from the State Road 29 intersection, authorities said.

Ledbetter hit his head on a sign pole and was knocked off the motorcycle after striking the inside guardrail, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

He was taken by medical helicopter to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers with severe head injuries, authorities said.

Alcohol isn’t considered a factor in the crash, according to FHP.

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BELIZEMAN writes:

Curtis was great guy and this an awful tragedy

August8 writes:

Very sad and tuff news, I hope he was wearing a helment and not DUI, we need to pray for him.

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