Motorcyclist in critical condition being thrown from bike


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MIDDLEBURG, Fla. - A man is in critical condition at UF Health Jacksonville with life-threatening injuries after being ejected in a single-motorcycle crash on Wednesday night.

The crash happened at Dolphin Avenue North and Johns Cemetery Road. Driver Douglas Sheppard, 39, lost control, crossed the center line, continued onto the shoulder and was thrown off the bike, according to Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Dylan Bryan.

Sheppard was not wearing a helmet, Bryan said.