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Motorcyclist critical in Mathews Bridge crash

Eastbound lanes were closed for 4 hours

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 29-year-old motorcyclist is in critical condition after he crashed on the Mathews Bridge early Wednesday morning.

The crash happened just before 3 a.m. on the part of the bridge closest to University Boulevard in Arlington.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Jason McPherson lost control of the motorcycle, flipping several times.

Troopers said McPherson was wearing a helmet.

McPherson was taken to UF Health Jacksonville in critical condition.

Authorities reopened all of the eastbound lanes of the bridge at about 7 a.m.