NEW BEDFORD - A motorcyclist has been transported to Rhode Island Hospital following a collision with a car in downtown New Bedford Tuesday evening.

The accident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. at the intersection of Elm and Sixth Street, near the SRTA bus terminal.

Witnesses tell WBSM News the male motorcyclist was traveling south on Sixth Street on a white Harley-Davidson at an extremely high rate of speed when he collided with a grey Honda Accord that was traveling west on Elm Street crossing Sixth Street.

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Witnesses say the motorcyclist was thrown off of his bike and landed approximately 25 feet from the scene of the accident.

New Bedford Police officers at the scene tell WBSM News the male victim was transported to Rhode Island Hospital. New Bedford Police Department spokesman Lt. Nathaniel Rodriguez says the victim is a New Bedford man in his late 50's. Lt. Rodriguez says the man was alert and talking with police officers before being transported to the hospital.

It's not known if any other injuries resulted from the accident. The driver of the Honda was seen walking around and speaking with police officers at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

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