The Texas Department of Public Safety said a Whitewright man was critically injured Wednesday afternoon after crashing his motorcycle on FM 121.


DPS Staff Sgt. Mark Tackett said the 63-year-old man was traveling west on FM 121 when he entered a curved section of roadway just east of Bethel Cannon Road at an unsafe speed and lost control of his Kawasaki motorcycle. Tackett said the driver then traveled into a bar ditch and crashed.


The man was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Tackett said the motorcyclist was flown from the scene by air ambulance and taken to Medical City Plano with critical injuries.


No other vehicles were involved in the crash.