HOUSTON -

A dirt bike rider is in critical condition after getting hit head-on by a car.

It happened around 9 p.m. Thursday night on Doulton near Wortham Way in southeast Houston.

Police said cars had lined Doulton, only leaving room for one car at a time to drive down the middle.

Officials said a passenger car was driving one way down the street, while the biker was speeding and heading toward the oncoming car.

The bike slammed into the car. The rider flipped off and landed in the street.

Paramedics took him to Ben Taub General Hospital in critical condition.

The driver of the car was not hurt.