PORT CHARLOTTE, FL. -- A males motorcycle driver and female passenger were injured in a crash Sunday afternoon about 1:02 p.m. on I-75 near Punta Gorda.
The motorcyclist was traveling south on Interstate 75 in the outside lane near the 165 mile marker. The rear tire of the motorcycle experienced a blow out. The motorcycle then began to exit the paved portion of the roadway to the west and onto the paved shoulder.
The motorcycle then overturned onto its left side. Due to their injuries, the driver was transported by ground to Peace River Regional and the passenger was transported by air to Lee Memorial Hospital.
Driver and passenger information being withheld until families can be notified of injuries said FHP Trooper Derek Daniels.