SARASOTA COUNTY — A Venice man is fighting for his life following a motorcycle accident Monday night in Sarasota County.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Jonathan D. Shidler, 25, was riding a 2002 Yamaha Star north on State Road 776 (also known as Englewood Road), south of Roosevelt Drive, around 8:15 p.m. Monday. As he came approached a curve to the right, he failed to negotiate it and the motorcycle struck the concrete curb of the median. Shidler was thrown from the bike and landed in the median. He was transported to Venice Regional Medical Center in critical condition. Shidler was wearing a helmet, the FHP report shows.
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