AUSTIN (KXAN) — A motorcyclist in his 50s was critically injured Tuesday afternoon in a 20-25 foot fall from US 183 southbound near the Georgian Drive exit. All southbound lanes of US 183 at Payton Gin Road were closed at 4 p.m. and reopened around 6 p.m. During the closure, traffic was backed up to MoPac Expressway.
Austin-Travis County EMS responded to the man, who fell onto the 8400 block of the Research Boulevard service road, at 2:12 p.m.
Medics said initial reports indicated the motorcyclist was in a crash with a vehicle on the upper deck before falling onto the road below. He was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
Dash cam video sent to KXAN shows a vehicle crashing with the motorcyclist on US 183, ending before the motorcyclist falls to the ground.
Officers are asking drivers to avoid the areas affected — both the upper deck of US 183 and the Research Boulevard service road, as investigators work at the scene.