A 22-year-old Battle Creek man is in critical condition after trying to avoid a tree, which was in the road, while riding his motorcycle.

According to WWMT, the victim was traveling with two other motorcyclists when they came around a curve, on Pine Lake Road in Pennfield Township, and saw a tree in the road. The victim was thrown from the motorcycle. Authorities say he was wearing a helmet, but suffered severe head injuries and was air-lifted to Bronson Hospital.

The other two motorcyclists were not injured.