Marysvale Newfoundland

A man is in serious condition following a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon on the Conception Bay highway.

RCMP said the incident happened near Marysvale, where a man riding a motorcycle attempted to pass a car that was making a left turn.

The rider, a man in his 40s, was thrown from the motorcycle when they collided. He landed in a roadside ditch.

While police said the man was conscious and alert at the scene, he was listed in serious condition late Monday. He had been rushed to hospital in Carbonear.

The man, a teacher in the Bay Roberts area, was the only one hurt in the accident.