Photo showing the closure of 29th St. from Rosemont Avenue to Mountain View Avenue

A section of 29th Street on Tucson's south side wasn shut down for hours after a wreck Friday evening that left a motorcyclist with serious injuries.

According to Sgt. Pete Dugan, a Tucson Police Department spokesman, the motorcycle appeared to be traveling at a high rate of speed before hitting a car as it turned out of a parking lot.

The motorcyclist was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, Dugan said. On Saturday morning police said the motorcyclist's injures were serious but not life-threatening.

Detectives are investigating the crash.

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