KATY, Texas -

A pickup truck collided with a motorcycle, throwing the driver from his bike Saturday morning.

It happened around 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of Clay Road and West Field Village in the Katy area.

According to police, the pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Clay when the driver attempted to turn left and drove right in front of a motorcycle.

The motorcycle smashed into the front of the pickup truck and the driver was thrown from the bike.  

He was transported to Ben Taub Hospital in critical condition.  

Authorities say the driver of the pickup stated he did not see the motorcycle rider. 

Alcohol was not a factor, according to police.