Motorcyclist critically hurt after vehicle passes bus, hits motorcycle near Alvarado

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a serious crash involving multiple vehicles that occurred earlier this morning along Farm to Market Road 2738 near County Road 505 outside of Alvarado.

Just after 6:30am, multiple emergency responders were called to the scene after 9-1-1 calls came in of a multiple vehicle accident.

A preliminary investigation of the scene indicates the driver of a pickup truck attempted to pass a school bus in a no-pass zone when he hit a motorcycle and an SUV in the oncoming lanes of traffic. The pickup truck and motorcycle both crashed off the roadway. The SUV came to rest in the road.

The motorcyclist sustained a life-threatening injury and was airlifted to JPS Hospital via air ambulance. All other drivers and occupants, including a small child in the SUV, were not seriously hurt.

The investigation is ongoing.