Santa Rosa Beach man thrown from cycle when it hit sand median exiting Marler Bridge onto Okaloosa Island.

A Santa Rosa Beach man is in serious condition following a motorcycle accident on U.S. Highway 98 early Sunday night.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol news release, 23-year-old Todd Dreschler was traveling west off the Marler Bridge in Destin on a 2007 Yamaha YZF-R6 sports motorcycle at the time of the 7 p.m. crash.

After exiting off the bridge onto Okaloosa Island in the inside lane, Dreschler's motorcycle traveled into the sand center median of U.S. Hwy. 98, where the motorcycle overturned.

Dreschler, who was wearing a helmet, was transported to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center where he was listed in serious condition Monday morning.

The FHP release noted alcohol was not related to the accident and that Dreschler was cited for no proper endorsement on license.