Arkansas head football coach Bobby Petrino was carrying a female passenger when he crashed his motorcycle on Sunday, according to an Arkansas Times post, citing the Arkansas State Police accident report.
Jessica Dorrell, 25, of Elkins, is listed as being on the back of Petrino’s Harley Davidson at the time of the incident. Dorrell, a former Arkansas volleyball player, was recently named as the student-athlete development coordinator for football.
The news conflicts with a statement from the Petrino family which came in a release from the University of Arkansas claiming the accident “involved no other individuals.”
When discussing how he arrived at the hospital, Petrino said on Tuesday, “Well when I came out of the ditch there was a lady there that had flagged down a car.”
Presumably, the “lady” was Dorrell.
Dorrell was not injured in the accident and according to the police report, drove away in her own vehicle after she and Petrino were taken to meet an Arkansas State Trooper at the corner of Huntsville and Crossover roads. The officer, Lance King, then drove Petrino to a hospital.