A speeding motorcyclist suffered serious injuries Saturday after crashing into a truck pulling a trailer in the Northeast Antelope Valley.

The crash was reported at 4:36 p.m. at 116th Street East and East Avenue T, near the Jackrabbit Flats Wildlife Sanctuary, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The driver of the white GMC pickup told the CHP the motorcyclist was driving recklessly at a high rate of speed before hitting his truck.

An officer at the scene reported the motorcyclist had significant head trauma and was unconscious but breathing. A helicopter was summoned to take the rider to a hospital.

A SigAlert was issued shutting down East Avenue T from 116th Street East to 106th Street East for the investigation and cleanup. It was canceled at about 7:40 p.m.

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