Motorcyclist rushed to hospital with 'life threatening injuries' after crash with bus

SEATTLE – A motorcyclist is in the hospital with life threatening injuries after a crash with a King County Metro bus early Monday morning.

Seattle Police were called to NE 50th Street and 15th Ave NE just after 6:00 a.m. to reports of the crash.

Police said all directions of traffic at the intersection had to be closed and the rider had to be rushed to Harborview.

Metro spokesman Jeff Switzer told Q13 FOX News that this was a bus on the route 49 run.  Switzer said there were no passengers aboard and the driver was not injured.

It is unclear exactly what happened leading up to the accident.  But Switzer said the bus and the motorcyle crash in the middle of the intersection.

Detectives are on scene investigating.

The identity of the rider has not been released.