Moped driver hit, thrown off side of overpass on MLK Parkway

Accident on MLK Parkway in New Hanover County on June 3, 2020. (Photo: WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The driver of a moped is in serious condition at New Hanover Regional Medical Center Wednesday morning.

Wilmington Police say traffic investigators believe the moped driver was heading east on the MLK Parkway near the McRae Street overpass and while changing lanes hit a trailer connected to a truck and lost control of the moped.

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The moped driver was thrown over the side of the overpass and was extracted by fire rescue.

The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. this morning.

Police believe the driver fell about 60 feet over the side of the overpass.

The road was shut down for several hours this morning.

No charges have been filed at this time.