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Motorcycle Collides with 18-Wheeler on Transmountain

POSTED: Friday, June 17, 2011 - 2:32pm

UPDATED: Friday, June 17, 2011 - 4:11pm

EL PASO- El Paso Sheriff's officials have reported an accident on Transmountain involving a motorcycle and an 18-Wheeler.

The accident has closed the westbound lanes at mile marker 21. Witnesses say the semi was traveling in the right lane when the motorcyclist came from behind at a high speed and attempted to pass the semi on the right shoulder. The semi began turning right and the motorcyclist collided with the semi.

The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet and is suffering from a fractured leg and extensive internal injuries. He is listed in critial condition.

Stay with NewsChannel 9 for updates on this story.

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