Motorcyclist driving recklessly seriously hurt in Wise County crash

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a major accident involving a motorcycle and a vehicle earlier this morning in Wise County.

Multiple emergency responders were called to the scene just after 8:00AM on Farm to Market Road 718 at County Road 4850. A motorcycle and a vehicle had collided and both caught fire.

Investigators say an SUV had turned left onto FM 718 from CR 4850 and was in the middle turn lane of FM 718 when a motorcycle crashed into the vehicle. The motorcyclist was traveling recklessly and at high speeds, according to police.

Air Evac Lifeteam 68 helicopter responded to the scene and airlifted the motorcyclist to JPS with critical injuries. The driver of the vehicle and a small child inside were not hurt.

Lanes of FM 718 were closed while police investigated the scene.