One seriously injured in motorcycle wreck on S.R. 51

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1 hospitalized with life-threatening injuries

PHOENIX -- One person was badly hurt in a motorcycle wreck on State Route 51 Wednesday morning.

It happened at about 9 a.m. in the southbound lanes south of Highland Avenue.

The details of the wreck were not immediately available, but the Department of Public Safety said a car and a motorcycle were involved.

According to DPS Lt. James Warriner, one person suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital.

Two lanes were blocked causing a backup on the freeway. The scene has since been cleared and traffic returned to normal.