Published: Mar 09, 2014 5:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL. - The Florida Highway Patrol says the driver of a motorcycle suffered serious injuries and his female passenger is in critical condition after a crash on I 75 near MM 175 Sunday.
The Crash happened around 1pm.  FHP says 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. The  driver was transported by ground to Peace River Regional and the passenger was transported by air to Lee Memorial Hospital.