BAKER — A 29-year-old man is in serious condition after traveling too fast and being thrown from his motorcycle.
According to a press release from Florida Highway Patrol, Alexander Gavitt of Shalimar was traveling east on County Road 180 approaching Jordan Road from the west on a 2011 Yamaha motorcycle around 12:20 p.m. Sunday.
Gavitt was approaching a left curve at a higher rate of speed than reasonable and failed to navigate the curve and lost control of the vehicle, the release said. The motorcycle ran off the right shoulder of the roadway where it traveled approximately 80-feet before overturning.
At bout 122-feet, the motorcycle's tire dug into the grassy shoulder, which launched the vehicle and Gavitt about 123-feet before colliding with standing trees.
Gavitt's body came to a final rest just north of where his vehicle was located in the wood line.
Gavitt was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital where he is listed in serious condition, the release said.
He is charged with driving too fast for conditions.