Motorcyclist seriously injured after hitting alligator on highway

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY -- A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries after he hit an alligator on a busy highway.

FHP says Calun Nelson, 27, was headed west on SR-674 when an alligator was crossing the road. The motorcycle hit the alligator and the driver was ejected. He was flown to the Tampa General Hospital.

The alligator is almost 11 feet long. FHP says the gator has died.

This is the second alligator-related traffic crash on Florida roads this week. On Tuesday, an alligator was killed when it was struck by a car. The driver in that case received minor injuries.

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