LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A motorcycle rider was taken to the hospital with critical injuries after colliding with an SUV early Thursday. 

According to LMPD spokeswoman Alicia Smiley, it happened sometime before 6:45 a.m. at the intersection of S. First Street and E. Breckinridge Street. Smiley says the victim was headed southbound on First Street and ran a red light. That's when the motorcycle was hit by an SUV headed west on Breckinridge. 

Smiley says the motorcycle rider, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken to University Hospital and was listed in critical condition. 

The SUV driver was not injured. 

The LMPD traffic unit is investigating. 

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