An approximately 30-year-old male clings to life this morning after the motorcycle he was operating slammed into the rear trailer of a moving tanker truck.
The crash occurred about 2:50 am Sunday morning in the southbound lanes of I-435 at 87th Street in south KC-MO..
The first fire department pumper to arrive reported the wrecked cycle was on fire with it's driver found more than 50 feet away.
MAST-EMS reported the patient had numerous broken and fractured bones- severe facial and likely internal injuries and he was taken to a nearby medical trauma center.
The 18-wheeler driver was not hurt.
A witness stated high-speed was involved. Police were investigating the accident.