Police: Man ‘awake and talking’ after 60-ft drop off Wilmington overpass

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

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man is recovering after he fell off his moped and down 60 feet off an overpass in Wilmington Wednesday morning.

Wilmington police responded around 7:30 a.m. to the Isabel Holmes Bridge in reference to an truck vs. moped accident.

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When they arrived, officers found 32-year-old Ian Jones in the marsh below.

Police say he was awake and talking, and was transported to NHRMC where he’s now recovering.

Jones had been riding back and forth between the lanes when he clipped a truck that was attempting to pass him and was thrown from the moped, according to police.

He will be charged with failure to maintain lane, expired registration, and no insurance.

There are no charges expected for the truck driver.