A motorcyclist is in critical condition after he hit the rear of a pickup Friday evening, police reported.

Jason K. Barrett, 20, skidded for 60 feet before slamming into the truck, which had slowed to turn off the road at 3600 S. 1300 West, according to West Valley police officers at the scene. A passenger in the pickup said Barrett's wife was following her husband and witnessed the accident.The driver of the truck said he saw the motorcycle coming up quickly as he was beginning to turn off the road just south of the entrance to Sunrise Meadows trailer park. He said he attempted to pull onto the dirt shoulder to prevent a collision but Barrett seemed to follow him.

Barrett was taken by helicopter to LDS Hospital with internal and head injuries. Officer Dallin Taylor said the victim was not wearing a helmet.