MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -

A woman was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash during a turn Thursday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash happened Thursday night on the eastbound exit to Alton Road from Julia Tuttle Causeway. The exit was closed at 6:30 p.m.

Police said the motorcyclist crashed into a tree.

The woman was taken in critical condition to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center.

Troopers at the scene said she was riding a sports motorcycle. It is unknown if she was wearing a helmet.

The Alton Road exit was shut down as crews worked to investigate and clear the scene.

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