A motorcyclist was in critical condition after being struck by an SUV on Route 228 near the intersection of Hingham and Pond streets Friday.
The motorcyclist was taken to South Shore Hospital in Weymouth after the accident. The driver of the SUV was uninjured, Rockland Fire Chief Scott Duffey said.
Both vehicles were heavily damaged and the crash caused major traffic tie-ups, Duffey said.
“Traffic was horrible,” he said. “It was backed up going both ways.”
Rockland police said the State Police accident reconstruction unit was investigating the accident.