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I-40/Interchange accident sends motorcyclist to the hospital

Updated: Jun. 22, 2019 at 5:04 PM CDT
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AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - Amarillo police are investigating an accident involving a semi-tractor trailer and a motorcycle on I-40 at the Interchange around 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Police say a 34 year old male driving a Suzuki 1300 motorcycle was entering onto I-40 when he lost control of his bike, crossed into the next lane, and struck the rear bumper of a large box trailer being pulled by a semi-tractor.

The motorcycle driver was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Police say speed may have been a factor in the accident and the driver was wearing a helmet.

The only description of the tractor trailer is it possibly has gray rear doors.

It is possible the driver of the tractor trailer never knew they were involved in a collision.

Westbound traffic was down to one lane for several hours.

All lanes of I-40 westbound are back open.

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