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Motorcyclist seriously injured in Marion

A motorcyclist was injured Monday in McDowell County. According to authorities, the man was driving carelessly up Deacon Drive in Marion. Photo: WLOS staff

A motorcyclist was injured Monday in McDowell County.

According to authorities, the man was driving carelessly up Deacon Drive in Marion.

Witnesses say he was going about 80-90 mph before the wreck.

He passed one vehicle crossing left of center and lost control, struck an embankment, was ejected from the bike and thrown about 15 feet

Authorities describe his injuries as serious but not life-threatening.

He was airlifted to Spartanburg for care.

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