Police say a motorcyclist who was struck by an SUV in Irishtown, N.B. Monday evening was taken to hospital in critical condition.

The Riverview RCMP responded to the crash at around 7:00 p.m., on the Cape Breton Road.

Police say an eastbound SUV was turning into a residential driveway when it crossed the path of a motorcycle travelling westbound.

As a result of the collision a man in his 50s, the driver of the motorcycle, was taken to hospital and is in critical condition. The driver of the SUV was not injured.

RCMP say the investigation is continuing.