Motorcyclist run over, dragged by SUV on I-275

Cyclist rear-ended car before falling off his bike

TAMPA - Tampa Police say a motorcyclist suffered potentially life-threatening injuries when he was run over and dragged by a SUV on Interstate 275 in Tampa.

Officers say the cyclist was riding southbound on I-275 when he rear-ended a car and fell off his bike. While the motorcyclist was laying in the road, an SUV drove over him and dragged him for some distance.

The man wound up being pinned under the SUV. Tampa officers were able to jack up the SUV so paramedics could free him.

The motorcyclist was transported to Tampa General Hospital as a trauma alert. There is no word on his condition at this time.

No one in the car or SUV suffered any injuries. The cause of the initial crash is under investigation.

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