Ponca City resident injured in hit and run north of NewkirkMarch 26, 2020 | Featured|Headlines
NEWKIRK — Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that Ponca City resident Roy Mann, 53, was the victim of a hit and run accident today seven miles north of Newkirk at 12:20 a.m. on U.S. 77 near Judo Road.
Newkirk Fire Department chief Adam Longcrier said NFD responded.
“We were dispatched to a report of a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident. When we arrived we found a vehicle vs. motorcycle,” said Longcrier.
Longcrier said the vehicle fled the scene and the victim was laying in the ditch next to the motorcycle on the east side of Highway 77 in front of the 7 Clans gas station.
“He was suffering from injuries to the shoulder, chest, ribs, and legs,” said Longcrier. “He didn’t have a helmet but was wearing a motorcycle jacket with plates in it which helped. He was very badly injured but fortunately he didn’t have any head injuries.”
Longcrier said EMTs administered medical attention until Air Evac arrived and airlifted Mann to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kan.
Troopers report the driver who fled the scene was in a 1998 Chevrolet 1500. The Chevrolet was later located abandoned in Arkansas City, Kan.
After an investigation, troopers concluded that Mann was traveling southbound on U.S. 77 on a 2013 Kawasaki and that the Chevrolet was turning northbound onto U.S. 77 from First Council when it struck the motorcycle causing Mann to depart the roadway into the ditch.
Troopers are still investigating and law enforcement is searching for the driver.