The 911 call following Bobby Petrino's motorcycle accident was released on Friday and it confirms the police report from Thursday indicating the Arkansas head coach was not alone. A caller who did not witness the accident but did come upon the scene shortly after it happened tells the 911 operator a male and female were on the motorcycle and the male, Petrino, appeared to be bleeding profusely.
The caller also adds that the two got into a white SUV and headed to a hospital. He finds identification near the motorcycle, saying it belongs to Bobby and Rebecca Petrino.
And here's a transcript:
Caller: My name's Larry and we're on highway 16 between Elkins and Durham. It's a motorcycle, a single-vehicle accident as near as I know. And the rider and the passenger of the motorcycle declined us to call 911. They got in a vehicle and headed to the hospital.
Operator: Did they hit anybody?Caller: No, it's in the right of way. The motorcycle is here on the right of way and we're a little bit hesitant to leave it here.
Operator: Hold on a second. Where at on 16?Caller: It's on highway 16, they were northbound and it's somewhere between Elkins and Durham. It's a quarter of a mile east of the Pig Tail Store. Quarter of a mile from the crosses store .. Pig Tail Store at crosses.
Operator: Oh wow, that's way south of Durham, so it's nowhere near Durham.
Caller: Ok, that's where I'm at...anyway.
Operator: What kind of vehicle did they get into and leave?
Caller: It was a white SUV [garbled]
Operator: Hold on one second .. did you witness the accident?
Caller: No ma'am, I came by when they were getting out of the ditch. I can give you the license plate of the motorcycle if you like. I've got it here.
Operator: Sir I'm sorry I was on the radio again.
Caller: That's ok, I was talking with another person here.
Operator: How badly were they injured?
Caller: It looked like his face was bleeding quite a lot, but she did not look to be very injured. She's the passenger. The gentleman was walking, but it looked like his face was bleeding quite a lot. He was walking on his own power.
Operator: How long ago did this accident happen?
Caller: Five minutes, maybe 10. Robert and Rebecca and Petrino is the name they're finding.
[Confirm the name and tag number on the motorcycle]