Motorcycle Rider Lays Down Bike In Tulsa Incident With Semi

Wednesday, June 20th 2018, 8:47 am
By: News On 6

A motorcycle rider was taken to the hospital after troopers said he was cut off by a semi truck Wednesday morning.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the semi driver was exiting onto Sheridan and didn't realize the exit was to the left. He changed lanes and didn't see the motorcycle, according to Trooper Cody Willis.

The motorcyclist told troopers he didn't have enough time to get out of the way and laid his bike down to avoid the truck. The motorcycle could be seen on its side on the shoulder of the highway.

The wife of the motorcyclist said her husband appeared to be OK and was being treated in the back of an ambulance. He's shaken and bruised up, she said.

A family member later notified News On 6 the rider had a spinal injury and was being evaluated at the hospital Wednesday afternoon. Willis said he planned to visit the motorcycle rider at the hospital to learn his status.

The victim's wife told Sawyer Buccy: "Just tell everyone to watch out for motorcycles when they're driving; my husband was cut off."

The rider was wearing a helmet and safety gear, troopers said.