A Shawnee man remained hospitalized in critical condition Friday evening from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said that accident occurred Thursday night on State Highway 270 and Stone Avenue in Dale.
A 1996 Yamaha motorcycle, driven by John Lee Jones, 56, of Shawnee, was eastbound on 270 when he entered into a curve as a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe going westbound entered into the eastbound lane and struck the motorcycle, the OHP reported. As a result the motorcycle and Jones struck the pavement, the patrol noted.
Jones was transported by Medi Flight helicopter ambulance to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City,where he was admitted with trunk internal and leg injuries. A nurse supervisor reported Jones was listed in critical condition Friday evening.
The Chevrolet Tahoe was being driven by Alicia Dawn Reliford, 28, of Shawnee, the OHP said. She was not injured. Her two passengers, age 10 and age 1, also were not injured. Their names were not released by the patrol.
Cause of collision was listed as a failure to yield. Seat belts were in use in the Tahoe, troopers noted, and Jones was not wearing a helmet.