MADISON, Wis. -

A man and woman from Madison were hospitalized with extensive injuries after a motorcycle crash Friday afternoon.

Madison police said the 53-year-old motorcyclist laid his bike down in the 500 block of North Franklin Street injuring him and his 53-year-old female passenger.

The motorcyclist told police he lost control when he veered to miss a car that was pulling out of a parking space. The motorcycle slid on its side before crashing into a stop sign pole, according to police.

The injuries to the motorcycle driver and passenger are not believed to be life-threatening.