A motorcyclist who died after he lost control of his bike and crashed on Interstate 75 in Sumter County on Sunday has been identified.

The 66-year-old and his female passenger, 62, both of Covington, Ga., were taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center, where the 66-year-old man later died.

The crash occurred about 8 a.m. near County Road 48 in Bushnell.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, the man was driving a 2008 Harley-Davidson north on I-75 in the inside lane just south of CR 48. For unknown reasons, the bike began to wobble and he lost control of it.

Both riders were thrown from the bike as it overturned.

The female passenger, who was wearing a helmet, sustained serious injuries.

No biker wants to lose control of their bike, but the truth is that it does happen. There are a variety of reasons for a rider to lose control of their bike. Roadway hazards such as gravel and potholes are very dangerous for riders. Weather conditions like rain and hail can also complicate safety for bikers on the road. Not only do bikers have to keep weather and roadway conditions in mind, they also have to be on the lookout for dangerous and distracted drivers. After losing control of your bike in an accident, it could be necessary to look into possible mechanical problems.

If you have lost control of your bike in a crash, contact a Villages Motorcycle Injury Lawyer at Whittel & Melton at 352-369-5334 about your case. Even if no other drivers were involved in the accident, we can make sure to investigate the crash and enforce that the insurance company plays fair.

Motorcycle accidents, even at low speeds, can be devastating for riders and any passengers. If you survive the crash, you could be in the hospital for an extended period of time. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash in The Villages or the surrounding communities, contact a Villages Motorcycle Accident Lawyer online or call us at 352-369-5334 for a free consultation.