PHOENIX -- A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a collision on Interstate 10 west of Queen Creek Road Wednesday morning.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the motorcyclist was traveling at a speed greater than the flow of traffic when he clipped the rear end of a sport utility vehicle.
The rider was thrown from his motorcycle and tumbled along the roadway. He was transported to a hospital by ambulance.
DPS spokesman Raul Garcia said the motorcycle operator was not wearing a helmet.
The westbound lanes of I-10 at Queen Creek Road were closed for approximately two hours. The lanes reopened shortly before 10 a.m.
Eastbound I-10 remained open.