HOUSTON -

A motorcyclist is in the hospital after he slammed his bike into a garbage truck in west Houston early Thursday morning.

Investigators said the rider was speeding down Briar Forest near the West Sam Houston Parkway South around 3 a.m. Thursday.

Police said a garbage truck was pulling out of a business when the rider drove his bike into it.

"He was ejected from his motorcycle and ended up underneath the truck," said Javier Tapia with the Houston Police Department.

Tapia said the rider sustained head injuries, including a fractured skull. He was rushed to the hospital in stable condition. Police said they do not believe the rider was wearing a helmet.