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Marine injured in motorcycle wreck the day after birthday

Published On: Apr 04 2013 11:04:17 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 04 2013 04:16:24 PM CDT

A Camp Lejeune Marine, who was ejected from his motorcycle a day after his birthday, is recovering at a hospital in Wilmington, according to the Highway Patrol.

LCpl. Joseph Peter Durigon had just celebrated his 22nd birthday on Wednesday and was heading to a friend's house Thursday morning, when he flipped his motorcycle several times at a sharp curve, said Trooper M.T. Bryan. The wreck happened at about 6 a.m. at the intersection of Buckhead Rd. and Rack Rd. in Hubert.

Durigon was ejected from his motorcycle and his helmet came off during the accident, Trooper M.T. Bryan said. Speed may had been a factor.

A friend with Durigon said a car came into their lane and hit Durigon's motorcycle.

Durigon was airlifted the New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. According to Trooper Bryan, the victim suffered a few broken bones and a head injury, but is expected to make a full recovery.

No charges had been filed in the wreck.

Durigon is with the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines at Camp Lejeune.