Massachusetts man dies from injuries sustained in motorcycle accident

SARASOTA, Fla. – April 29, 2014 – 12:30 p.m.

Thomas A. Ballerino, 54, of Eastham, Massachusetts, died Monday night from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Monday afternoon.

Witnesses told officers on Monday afternoon at approximately 2:45 p.m., Ballerino, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was weaving in and out of traffic while driving eastbound on the John Ringling Causeway Bridge. Ballerino side swiped a vehicle, causing him to lose control of the motorcycle and crash.

Ballerino was taken by Bayflight medical helicopter to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton where he died Monday evening. The crash is still under investigation and a completed crash report is not available at this time.