Victim In Fatal Motorcycle Wreck Was Out On Bond From Rogers County Jail


Friday, July 30th 2010, 10:19 am
By: News On 6


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TULSA COUNTY -- A motorcyclist who died after hitting a pickup truck head-on in the 6800 block of North Cincinnati Friday morning was out on bond from the Rogers County Jail, stemming from an arrest just last week.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Richard Lee Pridemore Jr., 35, was southbound on North Cincinnati when he went left of center around a curve and struck a northbound pickup truck head-on.  

Troopers say the pickup truck driver tried to avoid the motorcycle, but was unable to do so despite driving off the road. 

Troopers say Pridemore died at the scene. His passenger, Jonathan Foster, 20, of Tulsa, was taken to the hospital in critical condition.  

The driver of the pickup truck, Steven Johns, 41, of Tulsa, was not injured.

According to the report released by OHP, neither Pridemore nor Foster were wearing a helmet.

Pridemore was out on bond after being arrested last week on complaints of assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and obstructing an officer. His father, Richard Pridemore, Sr., was also arrested in the incident.

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Rogers County Deputies had responded to a report of a fight and assault involving baseball bats and a knife. Deputies tried to calm the situation but, according to a report from the Rogers County Sheriff's Department, Pridemore Sr., attacked them. Pridemore, Jr. also got into a scuffle with deputies.

Both were released on $5,500 bond.