OHP: Bartlesville Woman Critical After DUI Accident

Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 10:23 am
By: News On 6


TULSA COUNTY, Oklahoma -- A Bartlesville woman was hospitalized in critical condition after a motorcycle wreck in Tulsa County at 8:13 p.m. Saturday. The driver of the motorcycle was impaired by alcohol, according to a report by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Troopers say Bartlesville resident Charles Thornbrugh, 66, was on the on-ramp to U.S. Highway 75 northbound from State Highway 20 when his motorcycle ran off the road to the left and struck loose gravel and several holes.

Thornbrugh lost control of the 2002 Harley Davidson and laid the bike on its side on the asphalt pavement. Thornbrugh was ejected about 88 feet from the wreck and his passenger, 66-year-old Joy Thornbrugh of Bartlesville, was ejected about 84 feet.

Charles Thornbrugh was treated and released for head and arm injuries at a local hospital. Joy Thornbrugh was admitted to a local hospital in critical condition with head, arm and leg injuries.

Neither was wearing a helmet.

The trooper's report states the driver's condition was "ability impaired by alcohol," and the cause of the accident was driving under the influence of alcohol.