Ponca City man injured in ATV accident

Ponca City Now - March 26, 2016 8:52 am

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has reported that 49 year old Ponca City resident Michael Gene Bales was injured Friday evening.

According to the report, Bales was traveling at an excessive speed on a sandbar in the Arkansas River. The ATV, a Honda 250 3 wheeler went over a rise and rolled end over multiple times. Bales was ejected an unknown distance from the ATV

Bales was transported by AirEvac to St. Francis in Tulsa where he was admitted in stable condition with trunk internal injuries.

The accident occured just north of the US Highway 60 bridge and 1/2 mile west of Raintree Road.

Investigating the accident was Trooper Robert Regnier who was assisted by Ponca City Fire/EMS, Osage County Sheriff’s Office and AirEvac.


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