Motorcyclist seriously injured after bike splits in two during crash

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PHOENIX – A man is in the hospital with serious injuries after the motorcycle he was riding on split in two when it crashed into a car.

The collision took place Thursday evening near 27th Avenue and Deer Valley Road. Investigators say the motorcycle rider was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Two other people involved in the wreck suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say speed on the motorcyclist’s part may have been a factor in the crash.