Bobby Petrino crashed his motorcycle Sunday night. The initial reporting glossed over a small fact that emerged in the police report, the motorcycle had a passenger who was not his wife. Riding on the back of Petrino’s motorcycle was 25-year-old Jessica Dorell, a 2010 Arkansas MBA graduate. A university bio lists her as the “Razorback Foundation Assistant Director.” She had just started to work with the football team. Dorell is engaged and slated to be married in June.
From the police report:
ACCIDENT SITUATION: OPERATOR PETRINO (V-1) WAS TRAVELING WEST ON HIS MOTORCYLE IN THE WESTBOUND LANE OF ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY 16 WITH PASSENGER DORRELL RIDING ON THE BACK. FOR AN UNKNOWN REASON, V-1 (PETRINO) TRAVELED ACROSS THE WESTBOUND FOG LINE AS HE WAS APPLYING THE BRAKES. AFTER TRAVELING OFF THE NORTH SIDE OF THE ROADWAY THE REAR OF V-1 (PETRINO’S MOTORCYCLE) BEGAN ROTATING COUNTERCLOCKWISE CAUSING V-1 (PETRINO) TO LAY OVER ONTO ITS LEFT SIDE. WHILE ON ITS LEFT SIDE, V-1 SLID NORTHWEST THROUGH A GRASSY ROAD DITCH, STRIKING A PILE OF DIRT AND TREE LIMBS IN THE NORTH ROAD DITCH. AFTER IMPACT WITH THE DIRT AND TREE PILE, V-1 CAME TO FINAL REST ON ITS LEFT SIDE JUST NORTHWEST OF THE DIRT AND TREE PILE. V-1 SUSTAINED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE LEFT SIDE OF THE MOTORCYCLE. WHILE INVESTIGATING THE COLLISION, I TOOK SEVERAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ACCIDENT SCENE.
POST CRASH ACTIVITIES: OPERATOR PETRINO (V-1) AND PASSENGER DORRELL WERE NOT PRESENT AT THE ACCIDENT SCENE WHEN I ARRIVED. EMS WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT. OPERATOR PETRINO (V-1) AND PASSENGER DORRELL WERE TRANSPORTED FROM THE COLLISION SCENE TO THE INTERSECTION OF EAST HUNTSVILLE ROAD AND CROSSOVER ROAD IN FAYETTEVILLE BY BENJAMIN ADAM WILLIAMS , JODY DIANE STEWART, AND WILLIAMS’ 12 YEAR OLD SON, BENJAMIN WILLIAMS. THESE THREE RESIDE AT 817 NORTH 3RD STREET, OZARK, AR 72946. UPON ARRIVAL AT THE INTERSECTION OF EAST HUNTSVILLE ROAD AND CROSSOVER ROAD IN FAYETTEVILLE, PASSENGER DORRELL DEPARTED IN HER PERSONEL VEHICLE. OPERATOR OF (V-1) PETRINO WAS TRANSPORTED TO PHYSICIAN SPECIALTY HOSPITAL BY ASP CAPTAIN LANCE KING IN HIS ASP VEHICLE.
So, EMS was not notified of the accident. Petrino is brought to an intersection. Dorrell is sent away. Petrino was then brought to the hospital alone by an Arkansas State Police captain. The report conflicts with Arkansas’ official statement claiming the accident involved “no other individuals.” The report conflicts with Petrino’s remarks to the media, where he claimed he went for “a short ride after dinner.” He was asked specifically about a passenger, made no mention of one and claimed there was a “lady who flagged down a car.”
Did Petrino lie to Arkansas? Did Arkansas lie for Petrino? Stay tuned…
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