Man critically injured following motorcycle wreck in south St. Louis

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by KMOV.com Staff | @KMOV

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Posted on March 12, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 13 at 6:29 AM

Man critically injured following motorcycle wreck in south St. Louis

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(KMOV) – Accident reconstruction crews responded to a serious motorcycle wreck that critically injured a man late Wednesday night in south St. Louis.

The accident happened on southbound Interstate 55 near Gasconade Street . around 10 p.m. According to police, a 46-year-old man lost control of his motorcycle, hit the back of a tractor trailer, flew off of his bike and slid down the highway.

All southbound lanes of I-55 at Gasconade Street were shutdown while crews worked to clear the scene. Officials reopened the lanes around 2 a.m.

The motorcycle driver was transported to an area hospital with brain injuries and is listed in critical and unstable condition. 

Additional details were not immediately available. 

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