Two injured in motorcycle accident on L.A. Cann Drive

Ponca City Now - February 24, 2016 9:17 pm

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports two people were injured in a motorcycle accident at 1:53 p.m. Wednesday on L.A. Cann Drive, a half mile south of Hubbard Road just north of Ponca City.

Jarrod Morton, 37, of Ponca City was driving a 1986 Suzuki motorcycle southbound on L.A. Cann. He lost control going into a curve, causing the motorcycle to slide and fall onto its side. Both the driver and passenger were thrown from the motorcycle onto the asphalt road.

Morton was transported by Ponca City EMS to Alliance Health Center in Ponca City. He was treated and released with head, arm and internal injuries.

His passenger, Amanda Delano, 32, of Blackwell, was transported by Ponca City Fire Department to Alliance Health in Ponca City, t hen airlifted to St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa by Air Evac. She was admitted in critical condition with head injuries.

The Highway Patrol is continuing its investigation, but attributed the cause of the accident to unsafe speed and an inexperienced driver.

Troopers were assisted by the Ponca City Fire and Police Departments, the Kay County Sheriff’s Office, Air Evac and Ponca City Park and Recreation Department.

 

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