FORT WALTON BEACH — A motorcyclist is in critical condition after a four-vehicle accident on the Brooks Bridge on Thursday.
Sean Vincent Clexton, 24, of Fort Walton Beach, was traveling east on the bridge about 9:30 a.m. when he braked for traffic, according to a press release from Florida Highway Patrol. A 2015 Ford Explorer driven by 43-year-old Joel Roger Denowski of Nashville, Tennessee, failed to stop and struck the rear of Clexton's bike.
The motorcycle and the Explorer continued traveling until they collided with a Nissan Quest that was stopped ahead of both vehicles. The Nissan was driven by 31-year-old Courney Leg Bowen of Fort Walton Beach.
Bowen's vehicle then crashed into the rear of a Dodge Charger driven by 35-year-old Jamie Marie Macomber of Mary Esther.
The crash blocked both eastbound lanes of the bridge.
Clexton was taken to the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, where he was in critical condition as of 2 p.m. Thursday. He was the only person injured.
Denowski was charged with careless driving.