Tulsa Police Officer Injured In Motorcycle Wreck

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 4:46 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma – A Tulsa Police motorcycle officer was injured Monday afternoon when he lost control of his motorcycle.

It happened at the intersection of 111th and Memorial just before 3 p.m. Monday.

Police said the officer was turning to go west on 111th when he hit a trail of antifreeze and lost control of the bike.  Police said the officer was wearing a helmet.

"There's no question that that helmet prevented him from having a major head injury," Tulsa Police Sergeant Robert Rohloff said. "If you have your helmet on and you hit the ground, you're going to stand a much better chance of surviving. If you don't have that helmet on, your chances of having bleeding on the brain is significant. You're just not going to win that."

EMSA told News On 6 a 39-year-old man was taken to the hospital in fair condition.