PUNTA GORDA – A Punta Gorda motorcyclist is in critical condition.

The Florida Highway Patrol says 40-year-old Gary Barrett II was traveling on Carmalita Street in Charlotte County Saturday, July 15th, when, for unknown reasons, he veered off the roadway.

The motorcycle overturned, ejecting Barrett. He was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He was not wearing a helmet.