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MHP: Man thrown from motorcycle on I-10 has life-threatening injures

A motorcycle wreck has blocked one lane of traffic on Interstate 10 near Ocean Springs on Thursday, March 23.
A motorcycle wreck has blocked one lane of traffic on Interstate 10 near Ocean Springs on Thursday, March 23.

A man who suffered life-threatening injuries after he was thrown from a motorcycle near the 52-mile marker on Interstate 10 will be taken to a hospital in a rescue helicopter, a Mississippi Highway Patrol official said.

MHP Spokesman Chase Elkins said the man was westbound when he lost control of the motorcycle, veered off the road to the right, and flipped several times and landed in standing water on the side of the road.

Passers-by rescued the man from the water and emergency personnel blocked one lane of westbound traffic so officials could get him to safety and clear the interstate.

Traffic was delayed for about an hour.

Elkins said it’s likely the helicopter will take the man to USA Medical Center in Mobile.

Natasha Helton: 228-896-2192, @maggiemayham

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