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Man crashes motorcycle trying to flee deputies in Arcadia

Posted at 10:24 PM, Jul 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-23 09:10:44-04

ARCADIA, Fla. --- A Florida man was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident Sundayt while leading deputies on a police chase. 

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Justin Wagner, 21, was traveling south on N. Arcadia Ave on a motorcycle on Sunday evening.

Investigators say Wagner was fleeing from DeSoto County Sheriff's deputies when he lost control and was thrown off of the motorcycle.  The bike collided with a stop sign, and Wagner tumbled across W. Virginia Street before coming to a final rest in a nearby yard. 

Wagner was flown to Sarasota Memorial Hospital and is being treated for serious injuries. 

The investigation is ongoing.

Wagner is facing charges of Driving While License is Suspended, No Motorcycle Endorsement, and Careless Driving.