Motorcycle rider critical after traffic accident

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A motorcycle was seriously hurt in the crash. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A motorcycle was seriously hurt in the crash. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
One of the vehicles involved in a wreck at 19th Ave. and Bell. (Source: Brett Thierauf) One of the vehicles involved in a wreck at 19th Ave. and Bell. (Source: Brett Thierauf)
The intersection of 19th Ave. and Bell Rd. where a motorcycle rider was injured in a wreck Sunday. (14 May 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS 5] The intersection of 19th Ave. and Bell Rd. where a motorcycle rider was injured in a wreck Sunday. (14 May 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS 5]
Motorcycle rider injured at 19th Ave. Bell Rd Sunday. (Source: Brett Thierauf) Motorcycle rider injured at 19th Ave. Bell Rd Sunday. (Source: Brett Thierauf)
A motorcycle rider was injured at 19th Ave. and Bell Rd. after a collision Sunday. (14 May 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS 5] A motorcycle rider was injured at 19th Ave. and Bell Rd. after a collision Sunday. (14 May 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS 5]
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A motorcycle rider is in critical condition after a traffic accident in Phoenix Sunday.

Phoenix Police spokesman Sgt. Alan Pfohl said the collision between a BMW and a motorcycle happened at 19th Avenue and Bell road shortly after noon.

Investigators on scene said a man in his 50s was riding the motorcycle. The driver of the BMW, a woman in her 30s, stayed on scene.

According to a witness, Ted Turner, it appeared the rider of the motorcycle was tossed some distance after the impact of the BMW.

"I saw a guy giving this other guy CPR," said Turner. Paramedics arrived on scene and took over soon after.

The intersection will be closed while the investigation continues.

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