Motorcyclist in critical condition after hitting tree

Motorcyclist in critical condition after hitting tree
A motorcycle that collided with a tree along Canyon Lakes Drive in East Lubbock Sunday afternoon. (Eli Fiero/KCBD)

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Crash investigators with the Lubbock Police Department are investigating a serious motorcycle crash that sent one person to the hospital with life threatening injuries Sunday evening.

On December 16, just before 4 p.m., officers responded to the area of 2800 East Canyon Lakes Drive for reports of a motorcycle crash.

The motorcycle rider, a 25-year-old male, was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries. As of Monday morning, he remains at the hospital in critical condition.

Through the investigation, it appears the rider was traveling westbound on East Canyon Lakes Drive and lost control at a curve in the roadway. As the motorcycle slid on the ground, he became separated from the bike and struck a tree.

This crash remains under investigation by the LPD Major Crash Investigation Unit.

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