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Motorcyclist Critically Injured In Crash On I-24 West

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Posted at 7:05 AM, Aug 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 04:41:15-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A man was critically injured Thursday night in a crash involving a motorcycle on Interstate 24. 

The wreck happened in the westbound lanes of the interstate near the Hickory Hollow exit around 9:47 p.m. 

Officials with Metro police said the man somehow lost control of the motorcycle and crashed into a wall. He was thrown from the bike. It was the only vehicle involved in the crash.

Westbound lanes were closed for several hours as a result of the incident. Investigators remained on scene working to piece together what exactly happened. 

Police said they believe speed was a factor in the crash. 

The wreck caused such a delay for commuters that many were seen turning around and driving the wrong way on the interstate. 

The road reopened sometime around 1 a.m.

The victim was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His identity was not known.