PALM DESERT, Calif. -

A motorcyclist was hospitalized with severe injuries today after a single-vehicle accident on Highway 74, authorities said.

The victim, a male in his 40s, was eastbound on the highway when he lost control of his vehicle near Vista Point south of Palm Desert, a California Highway Patrol dispatcher said.

The accident was reported around 11 p.m. Thursday, according to the CHP online incident log.