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FHP: Woman critical after motorcycle crash in Green Cove Springs

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GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. – A woman suffered critical injuries Friday morning in a crash on U.S. 17 in Green Cove Springs, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The 55-year-old woman was riding on a motorcycle behind a 56-year-old man when the rear tire blew at the intersection of U.S. 17 and Airpark Road. She was taken to Orange Park Medical Center in critical condition.

The motorcycle flipped in the crash, throwing off both the driver and passenger. The man suffered serious injuries, and was also taken to Orange Park Medical Center, troopers said.

Both were wearing helmets.