2 motorcycles collide, sending both riders to hospital in Phoenix

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Two motorcyclists are in the hospital after a collision in Phoenix early Friday morning. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Two motorcyclists are in the hospital after a collision in Phoenix early Friday morning. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
One of the motorcycles caught fire after the collision. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) One of the motorcycles caught fire after the collision. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Two motorcyclists are in the hospital after a collision in Phoenix early Friday morning.

A motorcycle was stopped at the light on Seventh Street and Camelback Road, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

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Another southbound motorcycle then rear-ended the stopped motorcycle, sending one of the motorcyclists nearly 100 yards.

Both riders were transported to a trauma center, but police expect them to survive.

One of the motorcycles caught fire after the collision.

Police said they are looking into impairment and speed was a factor in the collision.

The intersection of Seventh Street and Camelback Road was closed for a brief period while police investigated.

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