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A motorcyclist was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries following a crash in which they were thrown about 50 feet Wednesday, officials with Colorado Springs Police Department said. 

The crash happened just before 1:10 p.m. when a vehicle traveling north on Motor City Drive made a left turn onto Motor World Parkway and crashed into a motorcycle traveling south on Motor City. The motorcyclist was thrown about 50 feet into a parked car, officials said.

When police officers arrived they applied a tourniquet to the motorcyclist and transported them to a local hospital with serious injuries. The other driver stayed and was cooperative with police, officials said.

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Speed is a factor in the crash and police are investigating, officials added.

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