2 Critical after motorcycle rear-ends car on I-17

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Two people were riding on one motorcycle near I-17 and Pioneer Road when it hit the back of a car and the driver lost control. By Jennifer Thomas Two people were riding on one motorcycle near I-17 and Pioneer Road when it hit the back of a car and the driver lost control. By Jennifer Thomas
Two people were riding on one motorcycle near I-17 and Pioneer Road when it hit the back of a car and the driver lost control. By Jennifer Thomas Two people were riding on one motorcycle near I-17 and Pioneer Road when it hit the back of a car and the driver lost control. By Jennifer Thomas
Two people were riding on one motorcycle near I-17 and Pioneer Road when it hit the back of a car and the driver lost control. By Jennifer Thomas Two people were riding on one motorcycle near I-17 and Pioneer Road when it hit the back of a car and the driver lost control. By Jennifer Thomas
Two people were riding on one motorcycle near I-17 and Pioneer Road when it hit the back of a car and the driver lost control. By Jennifer Thomas Two people were riding on one motorcycle near I-17 and Pioneer Road when it hit the back of a car and the driver lost control. By Jennifer Thomas
Two people were riding on one motorcycle near I-17 and Pioneer Road when it hit the back of a car and the driver lost control. By Jennifer Thomas Two people were riding on one motorcycle near I-17 and Pioneer Road when it hit the back of a car and the driver lost control. By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- Two people were transported to local trauma centers after a motorcycle accident on Interstate 17 Thursday afternoon.

According to the Department of Public Safety, two men were riding on one motorcycle near I-17 and Pioneer Road when it hit the back of a car and the driver lost control.

A DPS spokesman said they believe the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed.

The motorcyclists were taken to local trauma centers. They reportedly suffered multiple head injuries and are in critical condition.

The passengers in the car were not injured.