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Emergency personnel transported 54-year-old Thomas Ballerino to Blake Medical Center following a crash on the John Ringling Bridge Monday.
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Motorcyclist dies following afternoon crash

by: Alex Mahadevan News Innovation Editor

The motorcyclist involved in a crash that snarled traffic on the John Ringling Bridge Monday, died from his injuries later that night, according to a Sarasota Police Department news release.

Emergency personnel trasported Thomas Ballerino, a 54-year-old man from Eastham, Mass., by helicopter to Blake Medical Center after the accident, which occured at roughly 2:45 p.m. Ballerino, who was not wearing a helmet, side-swiped a car while weaving through traffic and lost his balance before the crash, according to witness reports.

Sarasota Police are still investigating the crash, according to the release.


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