Motorcycle wreck sends Onslow County Sheriff’s Office employee to hospital

RICHLANDS, N.C. (WNCT)-A motorcycle wreck sends an Onslow County Sheriff’s Office employee to the hospital Sunday.

Highway Patrol tells WNCT that 43-year old Thomas Sigman was headed home from work Sunday evening when his motorcycle was rear-ended by a truck. Officials confirmed that Sigman is a jailer with the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office.

Sigman was on Highway 111 when the incident happened. Troopers say 21-year-old Hannah Newman drove up behind the motorcycle but failed to reduce speed, hitting Sigman from behind. Sigman was thrown off his motorcycle and into a ditch.

He was airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He is expected to be okay.

Newman is charged with failure to reduce speed.

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