Marine In Critical Condition After Motorcycle Accident

Troopers say a Camp Lejeune marine is in critical condition after a motorcycle accident in Jones County Saturday afternoon.

According to troopers the accident happened on Weyerhaeuser Road near Hargetts Crossroads at 3:37 p.m.

They say 35-year-old Ricardo Nicholas of Jacksonville was heading north on Weyerhaeuser Road when he ran off the road at a curb and collided with a sign. They say Nicholas then went airborne and collided with a nearby tree, meanwhile his bike landed in the river.

Troopers don't know if speed was a factor. Alcohol was not involved.

Nicholas was taken to Lenoir Memorial Hospital and then flown to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where at last check he was in critical condition.

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