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Motorcyclist injured by errant wheel on I-75

Posted at 9:44 AM, Apr 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-07 09:44:08-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- A Fort Myers man is in critical condition after a freak accident on Interstate 75 Tuesday.

61-year-old Salvatore Lumia, Jr. was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital after the incident.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, Lumia was headed southbound on I-75 just past the Immokalee Road exit, near mile marker 110, shortly before 7pm Tuesday.  That's when troopers say a northbound car suffered a mechanical issue and lost a wheel.

The wheel traveled across the median and hit the front of Lumia's motorcycle.

No charges have been filed.